Informational Videos About Alcohol Use: Feasibility and Acceptability

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Background: An estimated 15.1 million adults ages 18 years and older are classified with an alcohol use disorder, which includes 9.8 million men and 5.3 million women. A brief intervention is indicated for those identified to be at risk because of alcohol use. Objective: To determine the feasibility and acceptability of informational videos about alcohol use. Design: This feasibility study provided participants with the opportunity to choose one of two videos, Alcohol and the Brain or Rethinking Drinking. An online survey was administered to all study participants to identify alcohol-related risk, readiness to decrease use, and knowledge pertaining to alcohol use. Results: The two videos provided in this study were feasibly delivered in an on-line format to 129 adults, including 115 males and 5 females identified to be at risk. Knowledge scores increased only slightly. There were mixed results for the readiness scores. Conclusions: Future research should examine the efficacy of these two alcohol brief interventions on alcohol-related outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018


  • alcohol screening
  • alcohol use
  • brief intervention
  • primary prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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