Journal article

Attitudinal factors associated with drink counting

Leon Booth, Michelle I Jongenelis, Catherine Drane, Peter G Miller, Tanya Chikritzhs, Penelope Hasking, Gerard Hastings, Michael Thorn, Simone Pettigrew



INTRODUCTION: 'Count your drinks' is a protective behavioural strategy (PBS) that has been found to be effective in reducing alcohol consumption. Previous research has shown that females, older people and low-risk drinkers are more likely to use this strategy, but little is known about the attitudinal factors associated with engaging in drink counting. This information is important for developing effective interventions to encourage use of this PBS. The aim of this paper was to assess whether the following attitudinal factors are associated with frequency of enactment of the 'Count your drinks' PBS: (i) perceived ease of use; (ii) perceived effectiveness; (iii) personal relevance; and (iv) b..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The National Health and Medical Research Council was not involved in the design of the study; the collection, analysis and reporting of the data; the writing of the manuscript and the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.