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NCJ Number: 229645 Find in a Library
Title: Review of Motivational Interviewing-Based Interventions Targeting Problematic Drinking Among College Students
Journal: Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly  Volume:28  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:63-77
Author(s): Paul Branscum, M.S., R.D., L.D.; Manoj Sharma, M.B.B.S., CHES, Ph.D.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 15
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A literature review was conducted on recent research on motivational interviewing-based interventions targeting heavy drinking among college students published between 2003 and 2008.
Abstract: This article reviews motivational interviewing (MI) -based interventions targeting heavy drinking college students published between 2003 and 2008. A total of 11 MI-based interventions were included in this study. Students receiving the interventions were generally heavy drinkers or adjudicated students. Based on this review MI-based interventions appear to be consistently effective at reducing alcohol use and drinking problems. Most of the interventions focused on enhancing motivation for decreasing alcohol consumption. Many studies did not explicitly identify a behavioral theory, and antecedents of behaviors were rarely reported. Very few studies utilized randomized controlled design. Recommendations for future interventions are presented. Table and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Alcohol abuse
Index Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption; Alcoholism; Campus alcohol abuse; Intervention; Literature reviews; Motivation; Students; Treatment intervention model
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