Table 69Counselling versus control evidence summary

Outcome or subgroupNumber of participantsStatistical methodEffect estimate
Rates of consumption
Rates of consumption up to 6-month follow-up
Exceeded national guidelines at least once (at 6 months)80RR (M-H, Random, 95% CI)1.07 (0.83, 1.38)
Exceeded national guideline at least six times (at 6 months)80RR (M-H, Random, 95% CI)1.07 (0.83, 1.38)
Drank at least ten standard drinks at least once (at 6 months)80RR (M-H, Random, 95% CI)0.97 (0.77, 1.22)
Drank at least ten standard drinks at least six times (at 6 months)80RR (M-H, Random, 95% CI)0.96 (0.69, 1.34)
Rates of consumption >12-month follow-up
Exceeded national guidelines at least once (at 5 years)50RR (M-H, Random, 95% CI)0.94 (0.62, 1.45)
Exceeded national guidelines at least six times (at 5 years)50RR (M-H, Random, 95% CI)1.09 (0.62, 1.89)
Drank at least ten standard drinks at least once (at 5 years)50RR (M-H, Random, 95% CI)0.74 (0.38, 1.41)
Drank at least ten standard drinks at least six times (at 5 years)50RR (M-H, Random, 95% CI)0.61 (0.22, 1.73)
Lapse or relapse
Lapse up to 6-month follow-upRR (M-H, Random,
Broke abstinence (lapse) at 6 months8095% CI)0.97 (0.85, 1.11)
Lapse >12-month follow-up
Broke abstinence (lapse) at 5 years50RR (M-H, Random, 95% CI)1.00 (0.73, 1.38)
Attrition (dropout)
Attrition (dropout) post-treatment80RR (M-H, Random, 95% CI)Not estimable
Attrition (dropout) >12-month follow-up
At 5-year follow-up80RR (M-H, Random, 95% CI)1.73 (0.95, 3.15)

From: 6, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS

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