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J Stud Alcohol. 2004 Mar;65(2):200-3.

A comparison of personalized feedback for college student drinkers delivered with and without a motivational interview.

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Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Box G-BH, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA. James_Murphy@Brown.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This study evaluated the relative efficacy of personalized drinking feedback (PDF) delivered with and without a motivational interview (MI) for college student drinkers.

METHOD:

Heavy-drinking college students (N = 54; 691% female) were identified from a large screening sample and randomly assigned either to receive PDF during a single MI session or to receive PDF without an MI. Of these participants, 51 (94%) completed a 6-month follow-up assessment that included measures of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems.

RESULTS:

At 6-months postintervention, participants in both groups showed significant, small to moderate reductions in alcohol consumption, but the groups did not differ. Women showed larger reductions than men. Rates of alcohol-related problems remained relatively unchanged.

CONCLUSIONS:

The hypothesis that an MI would enhance the efficacy of PDF was not supported.

PMID:
15151350
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