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J Med Assoc Thai. 2010 Aug;93(8):992-7.

Effect of "tailored goal oriented community brief intervention model" on AUDIT reduction in Thai communities.

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Drug Dependence Research Center College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.



The present study aimed to test the result of Tailored Goal oriented Community Brief Intervention Model (TGCBI) the change of Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) scores.


A quasi-experimental research comparing between two high drinking prevalence communities in Lop Buri Province, Thailand, an intervention group with TGCBI Model, and a control group without TGCBI. The TGCBI is a treatment that lies on three components. Firstly the TGCBI based on FRAMES consisting of Feedback, Responsibility, Advice, Menu of Option, Empathy, and Self-Efficacy Secondly, drinkers must voluntarily set-up their goal and drinking reduction design suitable for them and their community. Lastly, key informants such as monks, health personnel, family, and friends can be a source to complete the FRAMES.


Measurements are done using AUDIT scores.


Fifty subjects in control and forty-seven in intervention drinkers completing 1, 3, and 6 monthly intervals were followed-up. The follow-up of the change of AUDIT score after 1, 3, and 6 months of TGCBI in the two communities showed that intervention community, with TGCBI had a decrease in AUDIT score when compared within its community and with a controlled community.


The results proved TGCBI model is effective in AUDIT reduction.

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