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Screening and Brief Intervention for Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Barbadian Primary Care Physicians

Category: Masters Public Health

Status: Awaiting Ethical Approval

Background: The WHO Global Status report on alcohol demonstrated that alcohol is responsible for about 3 million deaths yearly, attributing > 5% of the global disease burden. 3 in 4 of these deaths happen in men. There are also significant social consequences to alcohol use and these extend to all members of the household as demonstrated by the NASH TT survey. Early intervention for unhealthy alcohol use is aimed at reducing alcohol consumption. Public health strategies recommended are regulation of distribution, restriction of advertisement and increase pricing through taxation. Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) has been demonstrated in multiple systematic review to be effective at reducing alcohol consumption and is recommended universally to all adults by the USPSTF.

Objectives: To determine knowledge, attitudes and practices relating to Screening and Brief Intervention for unhealthy alcohol use. To determine knowledge, attitudes and practices relating to SBI for unhealthy alcohol use. To determine the perceived barriers and incentives for Screening and Brief Intervention for unhealthy alcohol use

Project Outline: May '19 - Submission for Ethical Approval
May - June '19 - Piloting 
Jul - Sep '19 - Data Collection and Entry
Oct '19 - Data Analysis 
Nov - Dec '19 - Preparation of Final Research Paper

Researcher's Details

  • Name(s): Russell F. Broome-Webster


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