Document Detail

Brief interventions in routine health care: a population-based study of conversations about alcohol in Sweden.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21518068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aims  To investigate how brief alcohol interventions are delivered in routine practice in the Swedish health care system. Design, setting and participants  A cross-sectional sample of 6000 individuals representative of the adult population aged 18-64 years registered in the Swedish total population register was randomly drawn. Data were collected in 2010 by means of a mail questionnaire. The response rate was 54%. Measurements  The questionnaire consisted of 27 questions of which 15 variables were extracted for use in this study. Whether alcohol had been discussed and the duration, contents, experiences, and effects of any conversations about alcohol, as reported by patients themselves, were assessed. Findings  Sixty-six percent of the respondents had visited health care services in the past 12 months and 20% of these had had one or more conversations about alcohol during these visits (13% of the population aged 18-64 years). The duration of the conversations was generally brief, with 94% taking less than 5 minutes, and were not experienced as problematic. The duration, contents, experiences, and effects of these conversations generally varied between abstainers, moderate, hazardous and excessive drinkers. Twelve percent of those having a conversation about alcohol reported that it led to reduced alcohol consumption. Reduced alcohol consumption was more likely when conversations were 1-10 minutes rather than less than 1 minute and included advice on how to reduce consumption. Conclusions  Population survey data in Sweden suggest that when healthcare professionals give brief advice to reduce alcohol consumption, greater effects are observed when the advice is longer and includes advice on how to achieve it.
Per Nilsen; Jim McCambridge; Nadine Karlsson; Preben Bendtsen
Related Documents :
21518068 - Brief interventions in routine health care: a population-based study of conversations a...
4004408 - Age-related differences in the response of hepatic oxygen consumption to thermal stress...
9014018 - Alcohol intake in a rural village: physical signs and biological markers predicting exc...
21517708 - The nature and extent of flavored alcoholic beverage consumption among underage youth: ...
16280628 - Breath management: gender-based differences in classical singers.
3324798 - Acute alcohol intoxication: sex comparisons on pharmacokinetic and mood measures.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Addiction (Abingdon, England)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1360-0443     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304118     Medline TA:  Addiction     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 The Authors, Addiction © 2011 Society for the Study of Addiction.
Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Reaching out towards cannabis: approach-bias in heavy cannabis users predicts changes in cannabis us...
Next Document:  Identifying and treating the culture-bound syndrome of Hwa-Byung among older Korean immigrant women:...