5300.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 8:48 PM

Abstract #9259

Health Habits Survey: A computerized screening and brief intervention program to improve detection of harmful alcohol use in primary care patients

Jonas I. Bromberg, PsyD, Emil J. Chiauzzi, PhD, Simon H. Budman, PhD, and Stephen F. Butler, PhD. Innovative Training Systems, 199 Wells Avenue, Suite 108, Newton, MA 02459, 617-332-6028, jbromberg@itshomepage.com

The Health Habits Survey is a kiosk-based, consumer education and disease prevention program which assists primary care patients and providers in identifying potentially harmful and hazardous patterns of alcohol use. The program was developed with grant support from NIAAA and subjected to a multi-state clinical field trial with over 2000 participants. The interactive computer screening program utilizes the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and Prochaskaís Stage of Change model, to assess alcohol related risk and patientís readiness for change. The program also briefly assesses patientís diet, exercise, and smoking habits. The program providers the patient with on-screen graphical and written feedback, with the option of printing a more detailed individualized report. The patient may also authorize a separate report for their provider which contains the patientís AUDIT score, stage of readiness for change, and tailored recommendations for provider intervention based on those factors. The program includes a database that allows organizations to track program use and population statistics to assist in the monitoring and documentation of clinical quality improvement efforts. The presentation will review key concepts in the development of multimedia screening programs, implementation issues, and results from the clinical trial.

Learning Objectives: Following the presenation, session participants will be able to: 1. Describe key concepts related to the development of multimedia screening programs. 2. Assess barriers to the implementation of computerized programs in clinical settings. 3. Discuss results of the clinical trial in the cultural context of each performance site

Keywords: Alcohol Use, Primary Care

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: Innovative Training Systems
I have a significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.
Relationship: Employee

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