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Secondary prevention of hazardous alcohol consumption in psychiatric out-patients: a randomised controlled study.

Eberhard, Sophia LU ; Nordström, Göran LU ; Höglund, Peter LU and Öjehagen, Agneta LU (2009) In Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 44. p.1013-1021
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Hazardous alcohol use is associated with an increased risk for development of a substance use disorder, leading to negative outcomes in psychiatric patients. AIMS: In order to investigate whether psychiatric outpatients' hazardous alcohol consumption could be reduced by way of a brief intervention by telephone. METHOD: Non-psychotic psychiatric outpatients, n = 1,670, completed a self-rating form concerning alcohol habits (AUDIT). Participants with scores indicating risk consumption (n = 344) were randomised to intervention (immediate advice) or control (advice after 6 months). RESULTS: Hazardous alcohol habits occurred among 19% of the women and 24% of the men. In the intervention group, half of the patients reduced their... (More)
BACKGROUND: Hazardous alcohol use is associated with an increased risk for development of a substance use disorder, leading to negative outcomes in psychiatric patients. AIMS: In order to investigate whether psychiatric outpatients' hazardous alcohol consumption could be reduced by way of a brief intervention by telephone. METHOD: Non-psychotic psychiatric outpatients, n = 1,670, completed a self-rating form concerning alcohol habits (AUDIT). Participants with scores indicating risk consumption (n = 344) were randomised to intervention (immediate advice) or control (advice after 6 months). RESULTS: Hazardous alcohol habits occurred among 19% of the women and 24% of the men. In the intervention group, half of the patients reduced their alcohol consumption to non-hazardous levels at 6-month follow-up (ITT analysis). In women, 41.5% in the intervention group had no hazardous consumption at follow-up compared to 24.7% in the control group (P = 0.003), corresponding figure for men was 49.1 and 34.0%. CONCLUSION: Brief intervention seems to be effective to reduce hazardous alcohol consumption in psychiatric outpatients. (Less)
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  abstract     = {BACKGROUND: Hazardous alcohol use is associated with an increased risk for development of a substance use disorder, leading to negative outcomes in psychiatric patients. AIMS: In order to investigate whether psychiatric outpatients' hazardous alcohol consumption could be reduced by way of a brief intervention by telephone. METHOD: Non-psychotic psychiatric outpatients, n = 1,670, completed a self-rating form concerning alcohol habits (AUDIT). Participants with scores indicating risk consumption (n = 344) were randomised to intervention (immediate advice) or control (advice after 6 months). RESULTS: Hazardous alcohol habits occurred among 19% of the women and 24% of the men. In the intervention group, half of the patients reduced their alcohol consumption to non-hazardous levels at 6-month follow-up (ITT analysis). In women, 41.5% in the intervention group had no hazardous consumption at follow-up compared to 24.7% in the control group (P = 0.003), corresponding figure for men was 49.1 and 34.0%. CONCLUSION: Brief intervention seems to be effective to reduce hazardous alcohol consumption in psychiatric outpatients.},
  author       = {Eberhard, Sophia and Nordström, Göran and Höglund, Peter and Öjehagen, Agneta},
  issn         = {0933-7954},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1013--1021},
  publisher    = {Steinkopff},
  series       = {Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  title        = {Secondary prevention of hazardous alcohol consumption in psychiatric out-patients: a randomised controlled study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-009-0023-7},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2009},
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