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Moderating binge drinking: it is possible to change behaviour if you plan it in advance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9010548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent theories of enactment suggest that behaviour change is increased by planning how, where, and when to execute a behavioural response. Drawing on these theories, a brief planning intervention was designed and its effectiveness compared to an information-based health promotion programme (control). All participants were given information about the safe limits per drinking occasion and the adverse consequences of binge drinking, and were asked to drink within the safe limits in order to avoid these consequences. In addition, participants in the planning group received an option menu of possible responses for refusing a drink, asked to choose one strategy and specify a time and place in which the chosen strategy would be implemented. The planning intervention group did not differ from the control group on reported likelihood of future binge drinking, nor on levels of past drinking, age and gender. At a 2-week follow-up, members of the planning intervention group reported lower drinking frequency than controls. The implications of prior planning for interventions aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm are discussed.
V Murgraff; D White; K Phillips
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire)     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0735-0414     ISO Abbreviation:  Alcohol Alcohol.     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-15     Completed Date:  1997-04-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8310684     Medline TA:  Alcohol Alcohol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of East London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects,  psychology
Alcoholic Intoxication / prevention & control*,  psychology
Behavior Therapy*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Promotion*
Middle Aged
Role Playing*
Treatment Outcome

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