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Tackling risky alcohol consumption in sport: a cluster randomised controlled trial of an alcohol management intervention with community football clubs

Kingsland, Melanie, Wolfenden, Luke, Tindall, Jennifer, Rowland, Bosco C., Lecathelinais, Christophe, Gillham, Karen E., Dodds, Pennie, Sidey, Maree N., Rogerson, John C., McElduff, Patrick, Crundall, Ian and Wiggers, John H. 2015, Tackling risky alcohol consumption in sport: a cluster randomised controlled trial of an alcohol management intervention with community football clubs, Journal of epidemiology and community health, vol. 69, no. 10, pp. 993-999, doi: 10.1136/jech-2014-204984.

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Title Tackling risky alcohol consumption in sport: a cluster randomised controlled trial of an alcohol management intervention with community football clubs
Author(s) Kingsland, Melanie
Wolfenden, Luke
Tindall, Jennifer
Rowland, Bosco C.ORCID iD for Rowland, Bosco C. orcid.org/0000-0003-0192-809X
Lecathelinais, Christophe
Gillham, Karen E.
Dodds, Pennie
Sidey, Maree N.
Rogerson, John C.
McElduff, Patrick
Crundall, Ian
Wiggers, John H.
Journal name Journal of epidemiology and community health
Volume number 69
Issue number 10
Start page 993
End page 999
Total pages 7
Publisher BMJ
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-10
ISSN 1470-2738
Keyword(s) ALCOHOL
HEALTH BEHAVIOUR
HEALTH PROMOTION
RANDOMISED TRIALS
SPORT
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS
DRINKING
HARM
IMPLEMENTATION
ORGANIZATIONS
ACCREDITATION
PREVALENCE
STRATEGIES
STADIUMS
PROGRAM
Summary BACKGROUND: An increased prevalence of risky alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm has been reported for members of sporting groups and at sporting venues compared with non-sporting populations. While sports clubs and venues represent opportune settings to implement strategies to reduce such risks, no controlled trials have been reported. The purpose of the study was to examine the effectiveness of an alcohol management intervention in reducing risky alcohol consumption and the risk of alcohol-related harm among community football club members.

METHOD: A cluster randomised controlled trial of an alcohol management intervention was undertaken with non-elite, community football clubs and their members in New South Wales, Australia. Risky alcohol consumption (5+ drinks) at the club and risk of alcohol-related harm using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) were measured at baseline and postintervention.

RESULTS: Eighty-eight clubs participated in the trial (n=43, INTERVENTION; n=45, CONTROL) and separate cross-sectional samples of club members completed the baseline (N=1411) and postintervention (N=1143) surveys. Postintervention, a significantly lower proportion of intervention club members reported: risky alcohol consumption at the club ( INTERVENTION: 19%; CONTROL: 24%; OR: 0.63 (95% CI 0.40 to 1.00); p=0.05); risk of alcohol-related harm ( INTERVENTION: 38%; CONTROL: 45%; OR: 0.58 (95% CI 0.38 to 0.87); p<0.01); alcohol consumption risk ( INTERVENTION: 47%; CONTROL: 55%; OR: 0.60 (95% CI 0.41 to 0.87); p<0.01) and possible alcohol dependence ( INTERVENTION: 1%; CONTROL: 4%; OR: 0.20 (95% CI 0.06 to 0.65); p<0.01).

CONCLUSIONS: With large numbers of people worldwide playing, watching and sports officiating, enhancing club-based alcohol management interventions could make a substantial contribution to reducing the burden of alcohol misuse in communities.
Language eng
DOI 10.1136/jech-2014-204984
Field of Research 1117 Public Health And Health Services
1604 Human Geography
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920414 Substance Abuse
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30077101

Document type: Journal Article
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