REDUCTION OF THE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AMONG WORKERS USING A BRIEF INTERVENTION
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Objective: to analyze the effect of a brief intervention on the reduction of the alcohol consumption pattern among workers from the worker health perspective. Methods: a quasi-experimental study with a single sample of 36 workers, applying the positive (>8) Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test and sample selection and using data from the Worker Health Booklet in combination with the mentioned test. Participants had three weekly sessions of brief intervention with motivational interviewing
... ional interviewing and were reevaluated after three months. Data were analyzed quantitatively. The Wilcoxon test was applied to data on the reduction of the consumption pattern, and a significance p<0.05 was adopted. Results: risky consumption prevailed (61.1%), followed by probable dependence (27.8%) and hazardous consumption (11.1%). The score obtained in the test after three months of the brief intervention was lower than the initial result, with Z=-4.709 and p<0.000. Regarding sociodemographic and occupational characteristics, all the participants showed a significant reduction. Concerning Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test questions, there was a reduction, especially in the frequency (Z=-3.880 and p<0.000) and binge drinking (Z=-4.144 and p<0.000). Conclusion: the effect of brief intervention associated with motivational interviewing reduced the alcohol consumption pattern among workers at a public university.