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J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Mar;62:96-101. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2015.11.003. Epub 2015 Nov 25.

Development and Preliminary Testing of a Promotora-Delivered, Spanish Language, Counseling Intervention for Heavy Drinking among Male, Latino Day Laborers.

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University of California, Los Angeles, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA, 90095. Electronic address: aamoore@mednet.ucla.edu.
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University of California, Los Angeles, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA, 90095. Electronic address: karno@ucla.edu.
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University of California, Los Angeles, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA, 90095. Electronic address: lararay@psych.ucla.edu.
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University of California, Los Angeles, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA, 90095. Electronic address: kramirez@mednet.ucla.edu.
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University of California, Los Angeles, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA, 90095. Electronic address: vbarenstein@mednet.ucla.edu.
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IDEPSCA, Workers Health Program, 1565W. 14th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90015. Electronic address: marlomjportillo@gmail.com.
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IDEPSCA, Workers Health Program, 1565W. 14th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90015. Electronic address: Patriz65@yahoo.com.
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University of California, Los Angeles, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA, 90095. Electronic address: jfborok@mednet.ucla.edu.
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University of California, Los Angeles, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA, 90095. Electronic address: dliao@ucla.edu.
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University of California, Los Angeles, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA, 90095. Electronic address: juanbarron@mednet.ucla.edu.
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University of California, Los Angeles, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA, 90095. Electronic address: HDelPino@mednet.ucla.edu.
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University of California, Los Angeles, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA, 90095. Electronic address: abel@ucla.edu.
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University of Michigan, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 16, Room 217W, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109. Electronic address: barry@med.umich.edu.

Abstract

This study developed and then tested the feasibility, acceptability and initial efficacy of a 3-session, culturally adapted, intervention combining motivational enhancement therapy (MET) and strengths-based case management (SBCM) delivered by promotoras in Spanish to reduce heavy drinking among male, Latino day laborers. A pilot two-group randomized trial (N=29) was conducted to evaluate the initial efficacy of MET/SBCM compared to brief feedback (BF). Alcohol-related measures were assessed at 6, 12 and 18weeks after baseline. Most intervention group participants (12/14) attended all counseling sessions and most participants (25/29) remained in the study at 18weeks. Alcohol related measures improved in both groups over time with no statistically significant differences observed at any of the time points. However the comparative effect size of MET/SBCM on weekly drinking was in the large range at 6-weeks and in the moderate range at 12-weeks. Post hoc analyses identified a statistically significant reduction in number of drinks over time for participants in the intervention group but not for control group participants. Despite the extreme vulnerability of the population, most participants completed all sessions of MET/SBCM and reported high satisfaction with the intervention. We feel our community partnership facilitated these successes. Additional studies of community-partnered and culturally adapted interventions are needed to reduce heavy drinking among the growing population of Latinos in the U.S.

KEYWORDS:

Alcohol; Day labor; Intervention; Promotora

PMID:
26738641
PMCID:
PMC4744478
[Available on 2017-03-01]
DOI:
10.1016/j.jsat.2015.11.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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