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Evaluation of an intervention for patients with alcohol-related injuries: Results of a mixed methods study

Whitty, Megan, Nagel, Tricia M., Ward, Linda M., Jayaraj, Ramamoorthi and Kavanagh, David (2015). Evaluation of an intervention for patients with alcohol-related injuries: Results of a mixed methods study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health,39(3):216-221.

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Title Evaluation of an intervention for patients with alcohol-related injuries: Results of a mixed methods study
Author Whitty, Megan
Nagel, Tricia M.
Ward, Linda M.
Jayaraj, Ramamoorthi
Kavanagh, David
Journal Name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 39
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1326-0200   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84930423741
Start Page 216
End Page 221
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Field of Research MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Objective: To explore the effect of education and training on the delivery of alcohol screening and brief intervention and referral to high-risk patients in a hospital setting. Main outcome measures included; delivery of training; practice change in relation to staff performing alcohol screening, brief intervention and referrals.

Methods:
Observational study design using mixed methods set in a tertiary referral hospital. Pre-post assessment of medical records and semi-structured interviews with key informants.

Results: Routine screening for substance misuse (9% pre / 71.4% post) and wellbeing concerns (6.6% pre / 15 % post) was more frequent following the introduction of resources and staff participation in educational workshops. There was no evidence of a concomitant increase in delivery of brief intervention or referrals to services. Implementation challenges, including time constraints and staff attitudes, and enablers such as collaboration and visible pathways, were identified.

Conclusion: Rates of patient screening increased, however barriers to delivery of brief intervention and referrals remained. Implementation strategies targeting specific barriers and enablers to introducing interventions are both required to improve the application of secondary prevention for patients in acute settings.

Implications: Educational training, formalised liaison between services, systematised early intervention protocols, and continuous quality improvement processes will progress service delivery in this area.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12375   (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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