Reducing binge drinking in at-risk young adults using a computer-delivered intervention delivered through text messaging: Preliminary findings
Learning Areas:Communication and informatics
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Describe the baseline features of young adults with hazardous drinking behavior who present to the Emergency Department. Demonstrate young adult adherence to alcohol-related text messaging dialog prompts. Assess the relationship between pre-weekend drinking plans and actual alcohol consumption among young adults. Evaluate whether prompting young adults to set pre-weekend drinking reduction goals results in reductions in binge episodes.
Keyword(s): Alcohol Use, Telehealth
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal investigator of several large foundation grants focusing on using computer-delivered interventions delivered through text messaging to improve health behavior, specifically focused on reducing hazardous drinking and related consequences among young adults.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.