Mobile interventions targeting risky drinking among university students : A review

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Mobile interventions targeting risky drinking among university students : A review
Author(s) Berman, Anne H ; Gajecki, Michael ; Sinadinovic, Kristina ; Andersson, Claes
Date 2016
English abstract
Mobile interventions based on text messages, automated telephone programs (interactive voice response (IVR)), and smartphone apps offer a new approach targeting hazardous alcohol use in university students. This review covers seven recent studies involving college or university students that evaluated intervention efficacy in comparison to controls: four using text messages, one using IVR, and two smartphone apps. Only the study evaluating IVR reported positive results for the primary outcome. Two of the text message studies reported positive results on secondary outcomes, while the other two reported no differences in comparison to control groups. For smartphone apps, one study reported positive results on secondary outcomes, while the other showed no differences in comparison to controls for a web-based app and negative results for a native app. Further development of mobile interventions is needed for this at-risk population, both in terms of intervention content and use of robust research designs.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40429-016-0099-6 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Springer
Host/Issue Current Addiction Reports;2
Volume 3
ISSN 2196-2952
Pages 166-174
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21295 (link to this page)

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