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J Drug Educ. 2012;42(2):137-58.

Students' experiences with web-based alcohol prevention: a qualitative evaluation of AlcoholEdu.

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Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Berkeley, California 94704, USA. pnygaard@prev.org

Abstract

AIM:

To provide more in-depth information about students' experiences with AlcoholEdu and in particular to assess if students perceive that the course gives them tools to better control their drinking-related behavior.

METHODS:

Focus group interviews with freshmen at three California universities.

FINDINGS:

1) The course provides so much information that everyone can find some of it relevant; 2) participants prefer information presented in ways they can identify with; 3) participants report problems with surveys in the program pointing to redundancy and length; and 4) participants did not expect the course to impact their behavior relating to alcohol.

CONCLUSION:

AlcoholEdu provides valuable information for freshmen in college about how to avoid problems with alcohol. However, the course could have much more impact if closer to college reality.

PMID:
23185835
PMCID:
PMC4376247
DOI:
10.2190/DE.42.2.b
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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