The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

3286.0: Monday, November 11, 2002 - Board 1

Abstract #39041

Preventing alcohol abuse among college students:An evaluation of the effectiveness of classroom education

Laurel A. Sharmer, Phd, MPH, CHES, Department of Community Health, SUNY Potsdam, Maxcy Hall, Potsdam, NY 13676, 315-267-3136,

This research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of two different types of alcohol education programs for college students. The educational programs were a teacher-centered motivational speech, and "Alcohol 101," a new student-centered CD-Rom interactive program. The research was conducted at a public university in the Northeastern United States. A pretest/ post test control group design was used. The instrument used was the Student Alcohol Questionnaire (SAQ). Multivariate analysis of covariance was used to test for differences across attitude, knowledge and behavior and bivariate combinations of these outcome variables by group. No statistically significant differences were found on post-interventions measures for any combination of these variables. Analysis of covariance was used to test for behavior difference alone, using the pre-intervention questionnaire results as the covariate. No statistically significant differences were found for behavior alone.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session participants will

Keywords: Alcohol Problems, College Students

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: "Alcohol 101," which was developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA