Title

Screening for High-Risk Alcohol Use on Campus - A Translational Research Project

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2-2012

Publication Source

i-manager's Journal on Nursing

Volume

2

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

18-25

Publisher

i-manager Publications

Place of Publication

India

ISBN/ISSN

2231-4504

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

High-risk alcohol use occurs on college campuses across the United States. A 2008 Core Alcohol and Drug Survey performed on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) in northeast Indiana, found an annual prevalence rate of alcohol consumption by students of 82.3%. A commitment to reduce high-risk alcohol use by IPFW students is supported by IPFW leadership in congruence with Healthy Campus objectives. A translational research project using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) was implemented at IPFW’s nurse-managed health and wellness clinic in order to increase student awareness of high-risk drinking behaviors, administer risk-reducing interventions, and to reduce negative consequences associated with high-risk drinking. This project met recommendations suggested by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) of screening for alcohol use in adult populations in primary care settings.

Keywords

alcohol, AUDIT, college-age, high-risk drinking, intervention

Disciplines

Family Practice Nursing | Nursing

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