Motivational Interviewing in the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse
Annual rept. 1 Aug 2002-31 Jul 2003
NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE
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Motivational interviewing MI is a brief counseling method that has been shown to reduce alcohol abuse and alcohol-related problems. This project focuses on the training of AF behavioral health providers in the motivational interviewing method, with behavioral coding to assess the success and cost-effectiveness of the training. In addition, this project will assess the impact of such enhanced training on the overall level of alcohol- related events. Sixty behavioral health providers have now been enrolled in this project. Fourteen providers have been trained in the MI method and two additional workshop training have been scheduled. The behavioral coding system that forms the outcome measure for this study has been pilot-tested and reliability estimates have been generated from a double-coded sample. Barriers to recruiting subjects due to military deployments have been addressed.
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