Table 78Summary of study characteristics for self-help-based treatment

Self-help-based treatment (guided) versus self-help-based treatment (non-guided)
K (total N)1 RCT (N = 93)
DiagnosisSADD score of 12.1, indicating a medium level of alcohol dependence
Baseline severityNumber of drinks per week: 24.3 drinks
Number of DDD: 5.7
Number of sessionsGuided self-help:
Assessment = one session
Treatment = four sessions
Follow-up = two telephone calls

Non-guided self-help:
Assessment = one session
Treatment = one session
Length of treatmentN/A
Length of follow-up9- and 23-month
SettingOutpatient treatment centre
Treatment goalNot explicitly stated


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