The aim of this feasibility study is to present a description of a new approach based on alcohol brief intervention strategies to intervene with at-risk drinkers in licensed premises.
The data presented are from a convenience sample of tavern patrons.
The intervention called Operation Drinksafe was conducted on 75 occasions in 67 licensed premises in an Australian rural area.
There were 2761 voluntary participants who were provided with a personal risk assessment of their alcohol use.
The main measurements were the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) combined with a blood alcohol concentration (BAG) reading.
The median AUDIT score was 11.0, with 53% scoring in the hazardous range and 25% in the harmful range.
For binge drinking, almost two-thirds (62%) of males drank six or more drinks once a week or more compared to 29% of females.
Median BAG was 0.03 mg/100 ml with 11% of males above 0.10.
Regression analysis revealed that significant predictors of alcohol-related injury were being aged less than 30 years, forgetting the previous night, having had another person express concern about your drinking, and binge drinking weekly or more.
The program had high acceptance among licensees and their patrons.
Patrons who are ready to change their at-risk drinking behaviour may benefit from this type of minimal intervention when presented in an interesting way in their drinking environments.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Prévention, Education santé, Café bar, Santé mentale, Australie, Océanie, Milieu rural, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Prevention, Health education, Cafe bar, Mental health, Australia, Oceania, Rural environment, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0251385
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 11/09/1998.