A Randomized Controlled Trial of Extended Brief Intervention for Alcohol-Dependent Patients in an Acute Hospital Setting



Owens, L ORCID: 0000-0001-7549-9350, Kolamunnage-Dona, R ORCID: 0000-0003-3886-6208, Owens, A, Perkins, E ORCID: 0000-0002-0213-8105, Butcher, G, Wilson, K, Beale, S ORCID: 0000-0003-0164-103X, Mahon, G, Williamson, P ORCID: 0000-0001-9802-6636, Gilmore, I
et al (show 1 more authors) (2016) A Randomized Controlled Trial of Extended Brief Intervention for Alcohol-Dependent Patients in an Acute Hospital Setting. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 51 (05). 584 - 592.

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Abstract

To determine whether alcohol-dependent patients in a hospital setting benefit from extended brief interventions (EBI) delivered by an Alcohol Specialist Nurse. Methods Alcohol-dependent patients recruited via screening at the emergency department (ED) (n = 267), whether or not admitted to hospital, were randomized to EBI (up to six counselling sessions offered) or control. At 6 months, 84.2% of patients were assessed by a researcher blinded to the intervention. The primary outcome was a fall in Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire. Results There was no difference between groups in the primary outcome [odds ratio (OR) 1.02; 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.38, 2.75, P = 0.97]. Secondary outcomes including alcohol consumption and readiness to change did not show a significant difference between groups. However, all secondary outcome measures improved, on average, in both arms. Conclusions Although EBI can be delivered in an ED or inpatient setting, it was not shown to be an advantage over screening and usual management (which included advice on alternative services), with patients in both groups showing an average improvement.

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Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 08:44
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2021 08:12
DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agw023
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3011360

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