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Comparison of brief interventions in primary care on smoking and excessive alcohol consumption: a population survey in England

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of General Practice, December 2015
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Title
Comparison of brief interventions in primary care on smoking and excessive alcohol consumption: a population survey in England
Published in
British Journal of General Practice, December 2015
DOI 10.3399/bjgp16x683149
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Authors

Jamie Brown, Robert West, Colin Angus, Emma Beard, Alan Brennan, Colin Drummond, Matthew Hickman, John Holmes, Eileen Kaner, Susan Michie

Abstract

Brief interventions have a modest but meaningful effect on promoting smoking cessation and reducing excessive alcohol consumption. Guidelines recommend offering such advice opportunistically and regularly but incentives vary between the two behaviours. To use representative data from the perspective of patients to compare the prevalence and characteristics of people who smoke or drink excessively and who receive a brief intervention. Data was from a representative sample of 15 252 adults from household surveys in England. Recall of brief interventions on smoking and alcohol use, sociodemographic information, and smoking and alcohol consumption patterns were assessed among smokers and those who drink excessively (AUDIT score of ≥8), who visited their GP surgery in the previous year. Of 1775 smokers, 50.4% recalled receiving brief advice on smoking in the previous year. Smokers receiving advice compared with those who did not were more likely to be older (odds ratio [OR] 17-year increments 1.19, 95% confidence interval [CI] =1.06 to 1.34), female (OR 1.35, 95% CI =1.10 to 1.65), have a disability (OR 1.44, 95% CI = 1.11 to 1.88), have made more quit attempts in the previous year (compared with no attempts: one attempt, OR 1.65, 95% CI = 1.32 to 2.08; ≥2 attempts, OR 2.02, 95% CI =1.49 to 2.74), and have greater nicotine dependence (OR 1.17, 95% CI =1.05 to 1.31) but were less likely to have no post-16 qualifications (OR 0.81, 95% CI = 0.66 to 1.00). Of 1110 people drinking excessively, 6.5% recalled receiving advice in their GP surgery on their alcohol consumption in the previous year. Those receiving advice compared with those who did not had higher AUDIT scores (OR 1.17, 95% CI =1.12 to 1.23) and were less likely to be female (OR 0.44, 95% CI = 0.23 to 0.87). Whereas approximately half of smokers in England visiting their GP in the past year report having received advice on cessation, <10% of those who drink excessively report having received advice on their alcohol consumption.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Romania 1 <1%
Unknown 103 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 17%
Researcher 16 15%
Student > Bachelor 12 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 11%
Student > Postgraduate 7 7%
Other 17 16%
Unknown 23 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 19%
Social Sciences 14 13%
Psychology 12 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Other 18 17%
Unknown 30 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 83. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 January 2022.
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#161
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#8,401
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#6
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