The feasibility, delivery and cost effectiveness of drink driving interventions : a qualitative analysis of professional stakeholders

Wilson, Hollie & Palk, Gavan R. (2013) The feasibility, delivery and cost effectiveness of drink driving interventions : a qualitative analysis of professional stakeholders. In International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety Conference (T2013), 26-28 August 2013, Brisbane, QLD. (Unpublished)

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Many intervention programs have been designed to decrease the rate of drink driving by altering the behavioural characteristics that may lead a person to drink and drive. However, most programs target high risk and repeat offenders. There is very little research on the feasibility and effectiveness of first offender programs. This project is part of a larger program of research that focuses on first time offenders, in order to reduce the rate of subsequent drink driving which may result in a repeat offence. A number of professional stakeholders were approached and interviewed with a view to capturing and reflecting current drink driving related concerns while developing an intervention in the context of Australian drink driving related legislation. The qualitative interviews involved open ended questioning which led to the themes discussed in the analysis. Included in the interviews were senior representatives from the Magistrates Court, Queensland Transport, Probation & Parole, Queensland Corrective Services, Royal Automobile Club Queensland (RACQ), Intraface Consulting (drug & alcohol EAP), Brisbane Police Prosecution Corps, Queensland Police Service and private practice psychology. Issues such as delivery of interventions, feasibility and cost-effectiveness were discussed, as were potential content and design. It was generally agreed that a tailored online intervention imposed as a sentencing option would be the most effective for first time offenders in terms of cost, ease of delivery and feasibility. The development of an online intervention program for first offenders is widely supported by professional stakeholders.

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ID Code: 76486
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: drink driving, online interventions, qualitative, stakeholders, cost effectiveness
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
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 2013 The Authors
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2015 23:16
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2015 23:16

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