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Title: Computer-delivered interventions for alcohol and tobacco use: a meta-analysis
Contributor(s): Rooke, Sally E  (author); Thorsteinsson, Einar B  (author)orcid ; Karpin, Anne (author); Copeland, Jan (author); Allsop, David (author)
Publication Date: 2010
DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.02975.x
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Abstract: Aims: To quantify the overall effectiveness of computer-delivered interventions for alcohol and tobacco use. Methods: Meta-analysis of 42 effect sizes from randomized controlled trials, based on the responses of 10 632 individuals. Results: The weighted average effect size (d) was 0.20, P < 0.001. While lower effect sizes were associated with studies addressing tobacco use (d = 0.14) this may well reflect differences in the types of outcome measure used. Effect sizes did not vary significantly as a function of treatment location, inclusion of entertaining elements, provision of normative feedback, availability of a discussion feature, number of treatment sessions, emphasis on relapse prevention, level of therapist involvement or follow-up period. Conclusion: Findings of the meta-analysis suggest that minimal contact computer-delivered treatments that can be accessed via the internet may represent a cost-effective means of treating uncomplicated substance use and related problems.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Addiction, 105(8), p. 1381-1390
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1360-0443
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920414 Substance Abuse
920401 Behaviour and Health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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