Effects of Mixed-Methods SBIRT Training on Nurses' and Social Workers' Knowledge and Beliefs about SBIRT
The researchers performed a secondary analysis of data (ANOVA) from the first cohort of SBIRT trainees in nursing and social work graduate programs during fall 2014 (n=27 and n=38, respectively). Trainees completed an assessment before, immediately after, and again 30 days after a 1-hour online training and a 4-hour face-to-face training. The training series improved nurses’ and social workers’ knowledge and beliefs about SBIRT in five areas from baseline to follow-up (e.g., ‘knowing what questions to ask to obtain information on alcohol consumption’ and ‘knowing how to help patients reduce their drinking’), with durability observed for some, but not all, effects at 30-day follow-up. Implications of the findings for SBIRT training programs will be addressed.
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related education
Describe the rationale for and structure of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) and motivational interviewing (MI) training for graduate students in nursing and social work. Describe the ways in which a mixed-methods educational approach can improve nurses’ and social workers’ knowledge and beliefs about screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT).
Keyword(s): Social Work, Nursing Education
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked extensively in the area of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) and motivational interviewing (MI) education for health professionals since 2009. My primary research interest is the broader field of SBIRT, including implementation and education.
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