Analysis of participant-rated feasibility and acceptability of an online, theory-based pre-drinking behavioural intervention

Kim M. Caudwell, Luca Aquili, Barbara A. Mullan

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    Abstract

    To date, few interventions have been developed to target pre-drinking specifically. An online, theory-based intervention by Caudwell et al. (2018) showed reductions in pre-drinking alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm, albeit independent of the intervention component/s used. Information about feasibility and acceptability of pre-drinking interventions may therefore be an important point of focus in refining and developing effective interventions. The present manuscript investigates how participants (N = 117) in Caudwell et al. (2018) rated the intervention in terms of feasibility and acceptability. A feasibility and acceptability measure was factor analysed and investigated in relation to participant scores on theory-based measures (e.g., attitude, goal self-concordance), as well as demographic and alcohol consumption variables measured at baseline. Results indicate participants with higher scores on theory-based measures related to behaviour change and goal self-concordance at baseline rated the intervention more positively at follow-up. The findings indicate future intervention research should consider stages of change, with broader alcohol policy and public health strategy focused on changing attitudes toward pre-drinking, which remains a popular health-risk behaviour.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number107568
    Pages (from-to)1-4
    Number of pages4
    JournalAddictive Behaviors
    Volume138
    Early online date30 Nov 2022
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023

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