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A randomized phase I trial of a brief computer-delivered intervention for alcohol use during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21823917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Drinking alcohol during pregnancy has a range of negative consequences for the developing fetus. Screening and brief intervention approaches have significant promise, but their population impact may be limited by a range of challenges to implementation. We, therefore, conducted preliminary acceptability and feasibility evaluation of a computer-delivered brief intervention for alcohol use during pregnancy.
METHODS: Participants were 50 pregnant women who screened positive for risky drinking during a routine prenatal clinic visit and were randomly assigned to computer-delivered brief intervention or assessment-only conditions.
RESULTS: Ratings of intervention ease of use, helpfulness, and other factors were high (4.7-5.0 on a 1-5 scale). Participants in both conditions significantly decreased alcohol use at follow-up, with no group differences; however, birth weights for infants born to women in the intervention group were significantly higher (p<0.05, d = 0.62).
CONCLUSIONS: Further development and study of computer-delivered screening and intervention for alcohol use during pregnancy are warranted.
Golfo K Tzilos; Robert J Sokol; Steven J Ondersma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial, Phase I; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2011-08-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of women's health (2002)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1931-843X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Womens Health (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  2012-02-03     Revised Date:  2014-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101159262     Medline TA:  J Womens Health (Larchmt)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1517-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology,  therapy*
Feasibility Studies
Mass Screening / methods*
Middle Aged
United States / epidemiology
User-Computer Interface*
Young Adult
Grant Support

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