Effects of training on social work, nursing and medical trainees' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to screening and brief intervention for alcohol use

Joan M. Carlson, Rhonda Schwindt, J. Agley, R. A. Gassman, Angela M. McNelis, J. Vannerson, D. Crapp

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Indiana University's Schools of Social Work, Nursing and Medicine formed a consortium to advance education for Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). Trainees participated in SBIRT training and completed data collection before, immediately after, and 30 days after a face-to-face training. The study explored participants' perceptions about the training and the likelihood of implementing SBI in practice, including attitudes and beliefs that may be predictive of SBIRT utilization in clinical practice. Results show the training targeting SBI and MI behaviors may improve participants' self-reported competence with SBI. This improvement was consistent and strong in all programs. The study results also provided a preliminary indication that the training affected participants' perception of time utilization and compensation for performing SBI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-35
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Alcohol and Drug Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes



  • Attitudes
  • Beliefs
  • Knowledge
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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