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Review: Web-based brief interventions for young adolescent alcohol and drug abusers - a systematic review

Tønnesen, Hanne LU ; Ståhlbrandt, Henriettae and Pedersen, Bolette LU (2013) In Clinical Health Promotion 3(3). p.75-82
Abstract
Background
Adolescents’ use of alcohol, cannabis and other psychoactive substances has significantly increased in European countries. Parallel to this web-based screening and brief intervention have been disseminated. An important question is if it is based on evidence for effect? Therefore, the aim of this review is to evaluate the evidence for effect.
Method
A systematic literature search was performed on randomised trials in the following databases: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and EMBASE – supplemented by hand search. The target group of young adolescents was defined as 16 to 18 years old.
Results
Overall, 35 papers were identified as randomised trials on web-based... (More)
Background
Adolescents’ use of alcohol, cannabis and other psychoactive substances has significantly increased in European countries. Parallel to this web-based screening and brief intervention have been disseminated. An important question is if it is based on evidence for effect? Therefore, the aim of this review is to evaluate the evidence for effect.
Method
A systematic literature search was performed on randomised trials in the following databases: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and EMBASE – supplemented by hand search. The target group of young adolescents was defined as 16 to 18 years old.
Results
Overall, 35 papers were identified as randomised trials on web-based screening and/or intervention concerning alcohol and drug among young people; however the only identifiable randomised trial to evaluate the young adolescents was a published protocol describing an ongoing study.
Conclusion
Young adolescents might benefit from web-based screening and brief intervention on alcohol and drugs; however an effects remains to be established in high quality studies. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Background<br/>Adolescents’ use of alcohol, cannabis and other psychoactive substances has significantly increased in European countries. Parallel to this web-based screening and brief intervention have been disseminated. An important question is if it is based on evidence for effect? Therefore, the aim of this review is to evaluate the evidence for effect.  <br/>Method<br/>A systematic literature search was performed on randomised trials in the following databases: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and EMBASE – supplemented by hand search. The target group of young adolescents was defined as 16 to 18 years old.<br/>Results<br/>Overall, 35 papers were identified as randomised trials on web-based screening and/or intervention concerning alcohol and drug among young people; however the only identifiable randomised trial to evaluate the young adolescents was a published protocol describing an ongoing study.<br/>Conclusion<br/>Young adolescents might benefit from web-based screening and brief intervention on alcohol and drugs; however an effects remains to be established in high quality studies.},
  author       = {Tønnesen, Hanne and Ståhlbrandt, Henriettae and Pedersen, Bolette},
  issn         = {2226-5864},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {75--82},
  series       = {Clinical Health Promotion},
  title        = {Review: Web-based brief interventions for young adolescent alcohol and drug abusers - a systematic review},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2013},
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