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Brief intervention, three decades on: an overview of research findings and strategies for more widespread implementation
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Preventive and Social Medicine and Public Health Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Newcastle University, UK.
University of Connecticut Health Center, USA.
2008 (English)In: Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, ISSN 1458-6126, Vol. 25, no 6, 453-468 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper provides an overview of brief intervention (BI) research to date and discusses future research needs as well as strategies for more widespread use of BI. Research has firmly established that significant reductions in drinking can be achieved by BI in a variety of health care settings. Despite convincing evidence, however, diffusion of BI in routine health care has been slow. Alcohol is a complex subject since it is often used moderately, without side-effects, and in a socially acceptable way. Although research on BI has accumulated rapidly during the last three decades, many important research challenges and development work remain before BI is widely implemented in routine health care.

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2008. Vol. 25, no 6, 453-468 p.
Keyword [en]
BI, Brief intervention, alcohol, history, implementation, overview
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77898OAI: diva2:529776
Available from: 2012-05-31 Created: 2012-05-31 Last updated: 2012-06-07

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