Journal article

The efficacy of Personalized Normative Feedback interventions across addictions: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Jenny Saxton, Simone N Rodda, Natalia Booth, Stephanie S Merkouris, Nicki A Dowling

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

Personalized Normative Feedback (PNF) may help address addictive disorders. PNF highlights discrepancies between perceived and actual peer norms, juxtaposed against self-reported behavior. PNF can be self-directed and cost-efficient. Our study estimates the efficacy of PNF alone, and in combination with other self-directed interventions, to address frequency and symptom severity of hazardous alcohol use, problem gambling, illicit drug and tobacco use. We searched electronic databases, grey literature, and reference lists of included articles, for randomized controlled trials published in English (January 2000-August 2019). We assessed study quality using the Cochrane Risk of Bias tool. Thirt..

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Grants

Awarded by Health Research Council, New Zealand


Funding Acknowledgements

This review was funded by the Health Research Council, New Zealand (17/548). https://www.hrc.govt.nz/.SR received the award. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.