ERIC Number: EJ1179036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
A Meta-Analysis of Effectiveness of E-Interventions to Reduce Alcohol Consumption in College and University Students.
Prosser, Tom; Gee, Kate Ann; Jones, Fergal
Journal of American College Health, v66 n4 p292-301 2018
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.
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Prevention, Health Promotion, College Students, Electronic Learning, Outcomes of Treatment, At Risk Students, Followup Studies, Feedback (Response), Literature Reviews, Regression (Statistics), Statistical Analysis
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Education Level: Higher Education
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