The effect of brief interventions on alcohol consumption among heavy drinkers in a general hospital setting

Aisha S Holloway, Hazel E Watson, Antony J Arthur, George Starr, Angus K McFadyen, Jean McIntosh

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(i) To evaluate the effect of receiving one of two brief interventions in reducing alcohol consumption among general hospital patients compared with usual care. (ii) To assess whether a brief intervention of self-efficacy enhancement was superior to a self-help booklet in reducing alcohol consumption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1762-70
Number of pages9
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Alcoholism
  • Female
  • Hospitalization
  • Hospitals, General
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychotherapy, Brief
  • Self Efficacy
  • Treatment Outcome

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