Health on the web: randomised trial of work-based online screening and brief intervention for hazardous and harmful drinking
Elizabeth Murray, Zarnie Khadjesari, Stuart Linke, Rachael Hunter, Nick Freemantle
Alcohol misuse is a significant international public health problem. Screening and brief intervention (SBI) in primary care reduces alcohol consumption by about 15 – 30%, sustained over 12 months in hazardous or harmful drinkers but implementation has proved difficult leading to growing interest in exploring the effectiveness of SBI in other settings, including the workplace. Computerised interventions for alcohol misuse can be as effective as traditional face-to-face interventions and may have advantages, including anonymity, convenience and availability.