Computer-delivered personalized feedback intervention for hazardous drinkers with elevated anxiety sensitivity: A pilot randomized controlled trial.

Published on Mar 18, 2021in Behaviour Research and Therapy
· DOI :10.1016/J.BRAT.2021.103847
Daniel J. Paulus (University of Pittsburgh), Daniel J. Paulus16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Pittsburgh)
+ 1 AuthorsMichael J. Zvolensky94
Estimated H-index: 94
(UH: University of Houston)
Abstract Hazardous drinkers with emotional vulnerabilities (e.g., elevated anxiety sensitivity) remain an underserved group. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of a single session remotely-delivered personalized feedback intervention (PFI) targeting alcohol (mis)use and anxiety sensitivity among college students. Hazardous drinkers with elevated anxiety sensitivity (N=125; 76.8% female; Mage = 22.14; 66.4% racial/ethnic minorities) were randomized to receive the integrated PFI (n=63) or attention control (n=62). Follow-up assessments were conducted one-week, one-month and three-months post-intervention. Latent growth curve modeling was used to test pilot outcomes. It was feasible to recruit and retain hazardous drinking students with elevated anxiety sensitivity through follow-up with no group differences in retention. The integrated PFI was rated as more acceptable than the control with medium/large differences (p’s
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