Personalized feedback intervention (PFI): CheckYourDrinking (beta 1.0 version)
CheckYourDrinking is a web-based 18-question survey on personal drinking habits that provides survey takers with individualized feedback on their risk of alcohol-related diseases. Users can email results to themselves or their health care professional. The program is free.
Effectiveness: X = Too few studies to rate effectiveness
Cost: $ = Lower
Barriers: # = Lower
Research Amount: * = 3 or fewer studies
Public Health Reach: Broad
Primary Modality: Online
Staffing Expertise Needed: Coordinator
Target Population: Individuals, specific groups, or all students
Duration of Effects: Short-term (< 6 months) effects; long-term (≥ 6 months) effects not assessed
Effectiveness ratings are based on the percentage of studies reporting any positive outcomes. Strategies with three or fewer studies did not receive an effectiveness rating due to the limited data on which to base a conclusion. Cost ratings are based on the relative program and staff costs for adoption, implementation, and maintenance of a strategy. Actual costs will vary by institution, depending on size, existing programs, and other campus and community factors. Barriers to implementing a strategy include cost and opposition, among other factors. Public health reach refers to the number of students that a strategy affects. Strategies with a broad reach affect all students or a large group of students (e.g., all underage students); strategies with a focused reach affect individuals or small groups of students (e.g., sanctioned students). Research amount/quality refers to the number of randomized controlled trials (RCT) that evaluated the strategy. Duration of effects refers to the timeframe within which the intervention demonstrated effects on alcohol-related behavioral outcomes; follow-up periods for short-term effects were <6 months; follow-up periods for long-term effects were ≥6 months.
Strategies are listed by brand name if they were evaluated by at least two RCTs; strategies labeled generic/other have similar components and were not identified by name in the research or were evaluated by only one RCT; strategies labeled miscellaneous have the same approach but very different components.
Cronce, J.M.; and Larimer, M.E. Individual-focused approaches to the prevention of college student drinking. Alcohol Research and Health 34(2):210–21, 2011.
- Doumas, D.; and Haustveit, T. Reducing heavy drinking in intercollegiate athletes: Evaluation of a Web-based personalized feedback program . The Sport Psychologist 22(2):212–28, 2008. (No version stated; only information indicates it is “available at http://notes.camh.net/efeed.nsf/newform (for a full description of the program, see Cunningham, Humphreys, and Koski-Jannes, 2000).” Assumption is that this is the “beta” version.)
- Doumas, D.M.; McKinley, L.L.; and Book, P. Evaluation of two web-based alcohol interventions for mandated college students . Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 36:65–74, 2009. (No version stated; only information indicates it is “available at http://notes.camh.net/efeed.nsf/newform (for a full description of the program, see Cunningham, Humphreys, & Koski-Jannes, 2000).” Assumption is that this is the “beta” version.)
References from 2019 update
No studies identified.
Resources are only identified for programs with sufficient research support for CollegeAIM to rate as effective at any level (higher, moderate, or lower).