Journal article

A mobile phone intervention to reduce binge drinking among disadvantaged men: study protocol for a randomised controlled cost-effectiveness trial

Iain K Crombie, Linda Irvine, Brian Williams, Falko F Sniehotta, Dennis Petrie, Josie MM Evans, Carol Emslie, Claire Jones, Ian W Ricketts, Gerry Humphris, John Norrie, Peter Rice, Peter W Slane

TRIALS | BMC | Published : 2014


BACKGROUND: Socially disadvantaged men are at a substantially higher risk of developing alcohol-related problems. The frequency of heavy drinking in a single session is high among disadvantaged men. Brief alcohol interventions were developed for, and are usually delivered in, healthcare settings. The group who binge drink most frequently, young to middle-aged disadvantaged men, have less contact with health services and there is a need for an alternative method of intervention delivery. Text messaging has been used successfully to modify other adverse health behaviours. This study will test whether text messages can reduce the frequency of binge drinking by disadvantaged men. METHODS/DESIGN:..

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Awarded by UK National Institute for Health Research Public Health Research (NIHR PHR) programme

Awarded by National Institute for Health Research

Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research Public Health Research (NIHR PHR) programme (11/3050/30). The funding body played no role in the writing of this protocol or the decision to submit it for publication. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR PHR programme or the Department of Health.