Symposium - How effective are brief motivational interviewing interventions : Are they necessary? Do they require enhancement? Can they be translated into routine clinical practice?

Hides, Leanne, Baker, Amanda, Christie, Grant, & Kypri, Kypros (2012) Symposium - How effective are brief motivational interviewing interventions : Are they necessary? Do they require enhancement? Can they be translated into routine clinical practice? Drug and Alcohol Review, 31(S1), p. 10.

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Abstract

Brief interventions are effective for problem drinking and reductions are known to occur in association with screening and assessment.

Design and methods: This study aimed to determine how much change occurred between baseline assessment and a one-session brief intervention (S1), and the predictors of early change among adults with comorbid depression and alcohol misuse (n=202) participating in a clinical trial. The primary focus was on changes in Beck Depression Inventory fastscreen scores and alcohol consumption (standard drinks per week) prior to random allocation to nine further sessions addressing either depression, alcohol, or both problems.

Results: There were large and clinically significant reductions between baseline and S1, with the strongest predictors being baseline scores in the relevant domain and change in the other domain. Client engagement was also predictive of early depression changes.

Discussion and Conclusion: Monitoring progress in both domains from first contact, and provision of empathic care, followed by brief intervention appear to be useful for this high prevalence comorbidity...

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ID Code: 57822
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: brief interventions, motivational interviewing , substance misuse, youth
ISSN: 0959-5236
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD)
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2013 01:14
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2013 04:46

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