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NCJ Number: 137981 Find in a Library
Title: Educational Biofeedback Driving Simulator as a Drink-Driving Prevention Strategy
Journal: Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education  Volume:37  Issue:1  Dated:(Fall 1991)  Pages:7-14
Author(s): P Howat; S Robinson; C Binns; S Palmer; A Landauer
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 8
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An experimental driving simulator, aimed at modifying drink-driving behavior of a group of university students, was evaluated.
Abstract: The 72 male subjects were randomly allocated to either a control or study group after an interview about their drink-driving behavior. The 36 study group subjects were tested on the Educational Biofeedback (EB) Simulator after consuming ethanol sufficient to raise their blood alcohol level to 0.08 percent on one occasion and after consuming placebo drink on a second occasion, followed by interviews about their drink-driving behavior. The 36 control subjects only were subjected to interviews. At the end of the second EB Simulator test, the study subjects were given information about how their performance was affected by alcohol and general counseling about drink-driving risks. Both groups were interviewed 8 months later to determine differences in drink-driving behavior. Despite relatively similar levels of alcohol consumption in both groups, a statistically significant difference occurred in the reported incidence of driving while impaired after educational intervention. There also was a statistically significant difference between the control and study groups at the 8-month followup. 21 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Alcohol abuse education; Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Campus alcohol abuse; Comparative analysis; Program evaluation
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