A meta analysis of effectiveness of E interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in college and university students

Prosser, T., Gee, K. and Jones, F. W. (2018) A meta analysis of effectiveness of E interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in college and university students. Journal of American College health, 66 (4). ISSN 1940-3208.

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and moderators of E-Interventions versus assessment only (AO) controls in the reduction of alcoholic drinks per week (DPW) in university students.
Study design and methods: Cochrane library, CINAEL, ERIC, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, PubMed, and Web of Science were searched up to June 2017. Studies were included if they were: an RCT, assessed the effectiveness of E-Interventions at reducing DPW, and employed university/college students. 23 studies (N = 7,614) were included and quality was assessed using the JADAD scale.

Results: Weighted mean effect sizes were calculated using random-effects models. These showed a small, significant effect of E-Interventions at reducing the number of alcoholic DPW. Moderator analysis found a significant advantage for web-based personalised feedback interventions compared to other E-Interventions.

Conclusions: E-Interventions show a small, significant effect at reducing mean alcoholic DPW. Personalised feedback E-Interventions showed the strongest effect.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meta-analysis; electronic interventions; alcohol; students
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Depositing User: Dr Kate Gee
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2018 13:32
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2018 12:30
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17186

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