Efficacy of a web-based, tailored, alcohol prevention/intervention program for college students: 3-month follow-up

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Bingham, C.R., A.I. Barretto, M.A. Walton, C.M. Bryant, J.T. Shope, and Trivellore Raghunathan. 2011. "Efficacy of a web-based, tailored, alcohol prevention/intervention program for college students: 3-month follow-up." Journal of Drug Education, 41(4): 405-430.

This study presents the results of an efficacy evaluation of a web-based brief motivational alcohol prevention/intervention program called Michigan Prevention and Alcohol Safety for Students (M-PASS). Four on-line sessions providing individually-tailored feedback were delivered to first-year college students over 9 weeks. Non-and low-risk drinking participants received risk prevention, while high-risk drinking participants received a risk-reduction intervention. Both intervention and control groups were surveyed at baseline and at a 3-month follow-up. Analysis showed positive effects for both men and women on stage of change, drinking behavior, drinking motivation and attitudes, and use of risk-reduction strategies. These results provided evidence of efficacy and found that M-PASS had both intervention and prevention effects, making it unique among currently developed brief alcohol interventions for college students.

10.2190/DE.41.4.e

Country of focus: United States of America.

Keywords:
PERSONALIZED NORMATIVE FEEDBACK, DESCRIPTIVE DRINKING NORMS, HEALTH, COMMUNICATION, BRIEF INTERVENTION, YOUNG ADOLESCENTS, RISK BEHAVIORS, HEAVY DRINKING, PREVENTION, CONSEQUENCES, STRATEGIES

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