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A critical review of public health interventions aimed at reducing alcohol consumption and/or increasing knowledge among pregnant women.

Crawford-Williams, Fiona, Fielder, Andrea, Mikocka-Walus, Antonina and Esterman, Adrian 2015, A critical review of public health interventions aimed at reducing alcohol consumption and/or increasing knowledge among pregnant women., Drug and alcohol review, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 154-161, doi: 10.1111/dar.12152.

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Title A critical review of public health interventions aimed at reducing alcohol consumption and/or increasing knowledge among pregnant women.
Author(s) Crawford-Williams, Fiona
Fielder, Andrea
Mikocka-Walus, Antonina
Esterman, Adrian
Journal name Drug and alcohol review
Volume number 34
Issue number 2
Start page 154
End page 161
Total pages 8
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication Chichester, Eng
Publication date 2015-03
ISSN 1465-3362
Keyword(s) alcohol
interventions
pregnancy
public health
review
Summary ISSUES: It is well established that alcohol can cross the placenta to the fetus and can affect both physical and psychological development of the infant; however, many women continue to drink during pregnancy. It is therefore important to determine whether interventions can be successful in reducing alcohol consumption among pregnant women. Past reviews have investigated the effectiveness of clinical interventions in reducing alcohol consumption in pregnancy; however, the aim of the current review was to focus on the effectiveness of public health interventions. APPROACH: A critical literature review was conducted by searching several electronic databases using key words such as 'pregnancy', 'alcohol', 'interventions' and 'public health'. Studies were included if they utilised a public health intervention and included alcohol consumption or levels of knowledge as an outcome measure. KEY FINDINGS: Seven studies were included in the review. Interventions included multimedia and educational interventions. Improvements in knowledge were reported in six studies, whereas one study found contradictory results. Four studies used alcohol consumption rates as an outcome measure, and although a reduction in consumption was reported, the results were non-significant. IMPLICATIONS: The effectiveness of public health interventions that aim to increase awareness and reduce alcohol consumption among pregnant women cannot be assessed because of the paucity of studies. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this critical review emphasise a lack of evidence and highlight the need for further evaluation research on this topic.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/dar.12152
Field of Research 111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
111006 Midwifery
111714 Mental Health
Socio Economic Objective 920507 Women's Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30089562

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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