Journal article

Brief alcohol intervention in alcohol involved facial fracture patients-a survey of patient attitudes to screening and intervention

Kai H Lee, Mehrnoosh Dastaran, Arun Chandu

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY-HEIDELBERG | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2017

Abstract

PURPOSE: Alcohol intoxication is an important contributor to traumatic facial injuries. The period following injuries afford clinicians a useful window of opportunity to provide alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) which may affect changes in patients' future drinking behaviour. Although SBI has been reported to decrease at risk drinking and potentially trauma recurrence, it is not routinely utilised in most clinical settings in the world. This study aims to assess utilisation of, as well as patients' knowledge and attitude towards SBI in the management of patients presenting with alcohol-related facial fractures. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients who presented to Western Health..

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