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Intervention Protocol

Motivational interviewing for the prevention of alcohol misuse in young people

  1. Lindsey Coombes1,*,
  2. Debby Allen1,
  3. David Foxcroft1,
  4. Joseph Guydish2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group

Published Online: 23 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007025


How to Cite

Coombes L, Allen D, Foxcroft D, Guydish J. Motivational interviewing for the prevention of alcohol misuse in young people (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD007025. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007025.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Oxford Brookes University, School of Health and Social Care, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    University of California, UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies, S Francisco, California, USA

*Lindsey Coombes, School of Health and Social Care, Oxford Brookes University, Jack Straw's Lane, Oxford, OX3 0FL, UK. elcoombes@brookes.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 23 APR 2008

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To evaluate the effectiveness of motivational interviewing (MI) interventions for the prevention of alcohol and alcohol-related problems in young people

The specific objectives are:
(1) To summarise the current evidence about the effects of MI intended to prevent alcohol and alcohol-related problems in young people, compared with no intervention or a different intervention, on alcohol consumption and other substantive outcome measures
(2) To investigate whether MI's effects are modified by the length of the intervention or age of young people targeted
(3) To identify areas where further research is needed

The following comparisons will be made:
(1) Brief MI versus control (placebo/no intervention)
(2) Brief MI versus alternative intervention
(3) Very brief MI versus longer MI