What makes emergency department patients reduce their alcohol consumption? - A computer-based intervention study in Sweden
2013 (English)In: International Emergency Nursing, ISSN 1755-599X, Vol. 21, no 1, 3-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objectives: This study investigates the effectiveness of a computerized emergency department intervention for alcohol consumption and identifies explanation factors associated with reduced alcohol consumption from risk to non-risk drinking. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods: Patients aged 18-69 years registered at the ED triage answered alcohol-related questions on a touch-screen computer. Follow-up data were collected by means of a postal questionnaire that was mailed to the patients 6 months after their ED visit. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults: There were four independent explanations for reduced alcohol consumption: being motivated to reduce alcohol consumption at baseline, influenced by just visiting the emergency department, considering the alcohol-related feedback information and impact from a health care provider. 339 patients could be followed up and of these were 97 categorized as risk drinkers at baseline and 45 became non-risk drinker 6 month later. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusions: Being motivated to reduce alcohol consumption at baseline, influenced by just visiting the emergency department, considering the alcohol-related feedback information and impact from a health care provider were predictors for change from risk to non-risk drinking 6 months later.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2013. Vol. 21, no 1, 3-9 p.
Alcohol, Brief intervention, Emergency care
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-92623DOI: 10.1016/j.ienj.2011.11.004ISI: 000317022200002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-92623DiVA: diva2:621398