Hedman, Amy S.; Akagi, Cynthia
March 2008
American Journal of Health Studies;2008, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
Objective: Assess the effects of personalized feedback (without motivational interviewing or normative information) followed by biweekly health communication messages on alcohol behaviors and attitudes of college students. Methods: Students (n=131) attending a Midwestern university were surveyed, selected, and randomly assigned to the experimental or control group. The experimental group received the online intervention over a 6 week period. The control group received alcohol facts via email. Results: A significant group x time interaction for number of typical drinks was found in addition to a significant decrease in 14-day binge drinking reported by the experimental group. Conclusion: The intervention was effective in decreasing two measures of alcohol consumption among binge drinking college students.


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