Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102214
About the Course:
Despite the evidence base, alcohol screening and brief intervention (ASBI) have rarely been integrated into routine clinical practice. The aim of this study is to identify strategies that could tackle barriers to ASBI implementation in general practice by involving primary healthcare professionals and addiction prevention experts. A three-round online Delphi study was carried out in the Netherlands. The first-round questionnaire consisted of open-ended questions to generate ideas about strategies to overcome barriers. In the second round, participants were asked to indicate how applicable they found each strategy. Items without consensus were systematically fed back with group median ratings and interquartile range (IQR) scores in the third-round questionnaire. In total, 39 out of 69 (57 %) invited participants enrolled in the first round, 214 participants completed the second round, and 144 of these (67 %) completed the third-round questionnaire. Results show that participants reached consensus on 59 of 81 strategies, such as the following: (1) use of E-learning technology, (2) symptom-specific screening by general practitioners (GPs) and/or universal screening by practice nurses, (3) reimbursement incentives, (4) supportive materials, (5) clear guidelines, (6) service provision of addiction care centers, and (7) more publicity in the media. This exploratory study identified a broad set of strategies that could potentially be used for overcoming barriers to ASBI implementation in general practice and paves the way for future research to experimentally test the identified implementation strategies using multifaceted approaches.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Strategies to Overcome Barriers to Implementation of Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in General Practice: a Delphi Study Among Healthcare Professionals and Addiction Prevention Experts created by Latifa Abidi, Anke Oenema, and Per Nilsen in 2016.
Published online 2016 May 11.
Course Material Authors
This article is appropriate for primary healthcare professionals including psychologists, addiction prevention experts, nurses, academic researchers, and others responsible for the planning and organization of programs addressing addiction prevention. This content is written at the intermediate level.
To identify applicable strategies to overcome known barriers to the implementation of alcohol screening and brief intervention as suggested by health professionals and addiction prevention experts.
To identify the extent to which health professionals and addiction prevention experts agree on the applicability of the identified implementation strategies.
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