Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Impact of primary healthcare providers initial role security and therapeutic commitment on implementing brief interventions in managing risky alcohol consumption: a cluster randomised factorial trial

By M. Keurhorst, P. Anderson, M. Heinen, Preben Bendtsen, Begona Baena, Krzysztof Brzozka, Joan Colom, Paolo Deluca, Colin Drummond, Eileen Kaner, Karolina Kloda, Artur Mierzecki, Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Katarzyna Okulicz-Kozaryn, Jorge Palacio-Vieira, Kathryn Parkinson, Jillian Reynolds, Gaby Ronda, Lidia Segura, Luiza Slodownik, Fredrik Spak, Ben van Steenkiste, Paul Wallace, Amy Wolstenholme, Marcin Wojnar, Antoni Gual, M. Laurant and M. Wensing


Background: Brief interventions in primary healthcare are cost-effective in reducing drinking problems but poorly implemented in routine practice. Although evidence about implementing brief interventions is growing, knowledge is limited with regard to impact of initial role security and therapeutic commitment on brief intervention implementation. Methods: In a cluster randomised factorial trial, 120 primary healthcare units (PHCUs) were randomised to eight groups: care as usual, training and support, financial reimbursement, and the opportunity to refer patients to an internet-based brief intervention (e-BI); paired combinations of these three strategies, and all three strategies combined. To explore the impact of initial role security and therapeutic commitment on implementing brief interventions, we performed multilevel linear regression analyses adapted to the factorial design. Results: Data from 746 providers from 120 PHCUs were included in the analyses. Baseline role security and therapeutic commitment were found not to influence implementation of brief interventions. Furthermore, there were no significant interactions between these characteristics and allocated implementation groups. Conclusions: The extent to which providers changed their brief intervention delivery following experience of different implementation strategies was not determined by their initial attitudes towards alcohol problems. In future research, more attention is needed to unravel the causal relation between practitioners attitudes, their actual behaviour and care improvement strategies to enhance implementation science.<p>Funding Agencies|European Union [259268]; Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW, Prevention Program) [200310017]; Polish science financial resources - project ODHIN [2304/7.PR-COOPERATION/11/2012/2]; National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; Kings College London; NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South London at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust</p

Topics: Brief interventions; Risky drinking; Primary healthcare; Provider influences; Implementation research, Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy, Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1186/s13012-016-0468-5
OAI identifier:
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • (external link)
  • Suggested articles

    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.