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The feasibility and acceptability of introducing brief intervention for alcohol misuse in an urban Aboriginal medical service

Brady, Maggie A., Sibthorpe, Beverly, Bailie, Ross S., Ball, Sandra A. and Sumner-Dodd, Polly (2002). The feasibility and acceptability of introducing brief intervention for alcohol misuse in an urban Aboriginal medical service. Drug and Alcohol Review,21(4):375-380.

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Title The feasibility and acceptability of introducing brief intervention for alcohol misuse in an urban Aboriginal medical service
Author Brady, Maggie A.
Sibthorpe, Beverly
Bailie, Ross S.
Ball, Sandra A.
Sumner-Dodd, Polly
Journal Name Drug and Alcohol Review
Publication Date 2002
Volume Number 21
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1465-3362   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 375
End Page 380
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language English
Field of Research 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract We report on the feasibility and perceived acceptability of brief motivational interviewing for hazardous alcohol use in an urban Aboriginal health service. General practitioners (GPs) were trained in brief motivational interviewing, and health workers in other aspects of the intervention. Screening was initially carried out using the AUDIT, but subsequently reduced to two simple questions. Information was obtained through a combination of participant observation by the study team, ongoing ad hoc review and feedback from staff, periodic group meetings, and one-on-one interviews with health workers and GPs. The AUDIT was felt to be intrusive and some questions were poorly understood. Brief intervention seemed to be culturally appropriate, but barriers to wider administration included lack of time and the complexity of patients' presenting health problems. As a result of the research there was an increase in general awareness and acceptability of addressing alcohol issues at the health service. This study raises a number of issues that both support and threaten the wide implementation of brief intervention in urban Aboriginal primary care settings.
Keywords Aboriginal
alcohol
intervention
medical service
misuse
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0959523021000023243   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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