Danish Feasibility Study of a New Innovation for Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol Problems in Primary Care: The 15-method.

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Introduction: The 15-method: a new brief intervention tool for alcohol problems in primary care, has shown promising results in Sweden for mild to moderate alcohol use disorders.
Objectives: To evaluate the 15-method’s usability, organizational integration, and overall implementation feasibility in Danish general practice (GP) in preparation for a large-scale evaluation of the method’s effectiveness in identifying and treating alcohol problems in GP.
Methods: In the Central and Southern Region of Denmark, five general practices participated: seven doctors and eight nurses. Participants received half a day of training in the 15-method. Testing of implementation strategies and overall applicability ran for two months. A focus group interview, two individual interviews with the participating doctors, and five individual patient interviews concluded the study phase.
Results: Results indicate that implementation of the 15-method is feasible in Danish general practice. The healthcare professionals and patients were optimistic about the method and its possibilities. The method was considered a new patient-centred treatment offer and provided structure to a challenging topic. An interdisciplinary approach was much welcomed. Results indicate that the method is ready for large-scale assessment.
Conclusions: Implementation of the 15-method is considered feasible in Danish general practice, and large-scale evaluation is currently being planned. The results from the present feasibility study, and an overview of the large-scale evaluation, will be presented at the conference.
StatusUdgivet - 2022
BegivenhedEuropean Congress of Psychiatry - Virtual, Budapest, Ungarn
Varighed: 4. jun. 20227. jun. 2022
Konferencens nummer: 30


KonferenceEuropean Congress of Psychiatry


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