This study tested the effectiveness of brief primary care provider interventions delivered in a college student health center to a sample of college students who screened positive for high-risk drinking. Students who screened positive for high-risk drinking and consented to participate were randomly assigned either to a control group or to an experimental group. Participants in the experimental group received two brief intervention sessions that were founded in motivational interviewing techniques.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in a College Student Health Center: A Randomized Controlled Trial created by Mary Lou Sole, Ph.D., Thomas P. McCoy, M.S., Natalie Mullett, M.Ed., Mary Claire O’Brien, M.D., and James F. Schaus, M.D. in 2009.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Supplement No. 16, July 2009
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Mary Lou Sole, Ph.D.
Mary Lou Sole is with the College of Nursing, University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Thomas P. McCoy, M.S.
Thomas P. McCoy is with the Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Natalie Mullett, M.Ed.
Natalie Mullett is with the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc., Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Mary Claire O'Brien, M.D.
Mary Claire O'Brien is with the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
James F. Schaus, M.D.
James F. Schaus is with Health Services, University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Dan Rebek, Ph.D.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about alcohol screening and brief motivational interventions in a college student health center. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Explain the extent of alcohol misuse among college students and the use of brief motivational interventions (BMIs) to address the issue.
Describe the method employed by researchers evaluating the use of alcohol screening and BMIs in a college student health center.
Discuss study results, including treatment effects related to drinking behavior outcomes, harms, and readiness to change.
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