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Implementing alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary health care: study protocol for a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in Family Practice, June 2018
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Title
Implementing alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary health care: study protocol for a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial
Published in
Family Practice, June 2018
DOI 10.1093/fampra/cmy062
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Authors

Frederico Rosário, Milica Vasiljevic, Leo Pas, Niamh Fitzgerald, Cristina Ribeiro

Abstract

Alcohol is one of the most important risk factors contributing to the global burden of disease. Screening and brief interventions in primary care settings are effective in reducing alcohol consumption. However, implementation of such interventions in routine practice has been proven difficult. Most programmes in practice and research have lacked a theoretical rationale for how they would change practitioner behaviour. To determine whether a theory-based behaviour change intervention delivered to primary care practices significantly increases delivery of alcohol screening. We will conduct a two-arm, cluster-randomized controlled, parallel, open trial. Twelve primary care practices will be randomized to one of two groups: training and support; and waiting-list control. Family physicians, nurses and receptionists will be eligible to participate. The intervention will be a training and support programme. The intervention will be tailored to the barriers and facilitators for implementing alcohol screening and brief interventions following the principles of the Behaviour Change Wheel approach. The primary outcome will be the proportion of patients screened with the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. This study will test whether a theory-driven implementation programme increases alcohol screening rates in primary care. Results from this trial will provide a useful addition to existing evidence by informing implementation researchers what areas of behaviour change are critical to increasing alcohol screening rates. clinicaltrials.gov NCT02968186.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 16%
Researcher 2 11%
Student > Master 2 11%
Librarian 1 5%
Other 4 21%
Unknown 3 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 32%
Psychology 3 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 11%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Materials Science 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 5 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2020.
All research outputs
#2,073,968
of 16,031,531 outputs
Outputs from Family Practice
#237
of 1,608 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#55,192
of 279,376 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Family Practice
#13
of 37 outputs
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