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Screening and brief intervention of alcohol problems in primary care in South Africa: a brief report

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T16:08:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T16:08:35Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-17 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9416
dc.description.abstract The aim of this randomised controlled trial was to provide screening and brief intervention for alcohol problems in a primary care setting in South Africa. Outpatients were screened for hazardous or harmful alcohol use and were randomised into an experimental (one brief counselling session) or control group (received an alcohol health education leaflet). The study population hazardous or harmful drinkers (N = 140) consisted of 105 male and 35 female women, with a mean age of 30.4 years (SD = 6.6). Among the 128 (91.4%) primary care outpatients who also attended the 6-month follow-up session, the time effects on the AUDIT scores were significant but the intervention effect on the AUDIT score was statistically not significant. It would seem that alcohol screening and the provision of an alcohol health education leaflet may in itself cause reduction in drinking. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject ALCOHOL ABUSE en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject PRIMARY HEALTH CARE en
dc.title Screening and brief intervention of alcohol problems in primary care in South Africa: a brief report en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume February en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Psychology in Africa en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Abingdon, United Kingdom en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9098 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 7901 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ramarumo, M., Peltzer, K. & Khoza, L.B. (2016) Screening and brief intervention of alcohol problems in primary care in South Africa: a brief report. <i>Journal of Psychology in Africa</i>. February:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ramarumo, M. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author3 Khoza, L.B. en


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