Health

Combining Social Norms and Social Marketing to Address Underage Drinking: Development and Process Evaluation of a Whole-of-Community Intervention

Sandra C. Jones, Kelly Andrews & Kate Francis •   2017
This paper reports on a novel, community based social marketing intervention designed to correct misperceptions of alcohol related social norms in an Australian community. The project utilised a social marketing approach, informed by the full complement of Andreasen’s social marketing benchmarking criteria, and concurrently targeted adolescents, parents of adolescents and the broader community. Using extensive Read more..

2017 Queensland Poll: Perspectives on Alcohol-Related Violence and Policies

Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education, Galaxy Research •   2017
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) commissioned Galaxy Research to undertake polling of Queenslanders to gain an understanding of their perspectives on alcohol policies. This study was conducted online between Monday 9 January 2017 and Friday 13 January 2017. The survey sample comprised 300 respondents aged 18 years and older residing in Queensland.

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Alcohol: taking a population perspective

William Gilmore, Tanya Chikritzhs, Tim Stockwell, David Jernigan, Timothy Naimi & Ian Gilmore •   2016
This Perspective will outline the scale of the global alcohol problem, the wide-ranging effects of alcohol and the most effective evidence-based strategies to effect a population-level reduction in harm. We will also highlight how clinicians can be good public health advocates and the available downstream strategies they can implement while we wait for governments to take the necessary action.

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2016 Queensland Poll: Perspectives on alcohol

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education’s (FARE) •   2016
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) commissioned Galaxy Research to undertake polling of Queenslanders to gain an understanding of their perspectives on alcohol policies. This study was conducted online between Friday 8 January 2016 and Thursday 14 January 2016. The survey sample comprised 350 respondents aged 18 years and older residing in Queensland.

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Annual Alcohol Poll 2016: Attitudes and behaviours

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) •   2016
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education’s (FARE) Annual alcohol poll (the Poll) assesses Australians’ attitudes towards alcohol, alcohol consumption behaviours, awareness and experiences of alcohol harms and perspectives on various alcohol policies. In 2016, the Poll was carried out by Galaxy Research for the seventh consecutive year.

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The impact of extended closing times of alcohol outlets on alcohol- related injuries in the nightlife areas of Amsterdam: a controlled before-and-after evaluation.

de Goeij M.C., Veldhuizen E.M., Buster M.C. et al. •   2016
Adding just one or two hours to late-night opening times for bars and clubs in two of Amsterdam’s nightlife areas led to a persistent 34% increase in alcohol-related injuries, a trend reflected in both the numbers of accidental injuries and those due to violence.

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Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2011

Australian Institute of Health & Welfare (AIHW) •   2016
This report analyses the impact of nearly 200 diseases and injuries in terms of living with illness (non-fatal burden) and premature death (fatal burden). The study found that chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, mental and substance use disorders, and musculoskeletal conditions, along with injury contributed the most burden in Australia in 2011. Almost one third of the overall disease burden could be prevented by removing exposure to risk factors such as tobacco use, high body mass, alcohol use, physical inactivity and high blood pressure.

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FREQUENT ATTENDERS TO ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF INDIVIDUALS WHO REPEATEDLY PRESENT WITH ALCOHOL-RELATED HEALTH CONDITIONS

Joanne Neale, Tom Parkman, Ed Day and Colin Drummond, National Addiction Centre, King’s College London. •   2016
The central aim of this study was to provide detailed insights into the characteristics, views and experiences of individuals who repeatedly present to A&E with alcohol-related health conditions in order to optimise the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions for them

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Alcohol use across retirement: a qualitative study into drinking in later life (UK)

Fiona Edgar (University of the West of Scotland) Debbie Nicholson (University of the West of Scotland) Tim Duffy (University of the West of Scotland) Pete Seaman (Glasgow Centre for Population Health) Karen Bell (NHS Ayrshire and Arran) Mary Gilhooly (Brunel University) •   2016
This report, from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, (UK) presents the results of a qualitative exploration of older people’s drinking and the factors which influence their use of alcohol.

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