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Interventions for disorder and severe intoxication in and around licensed premises, 1989-2009

Brennan, Iain, Moore, Simon Christopher, Byrne, Eleanor and Murphy, Simon 2011. Interventions for disorder and severe intoxication in and around licensed premises, 1989-2009. Addiction 106 (4) , pp. 706-713. 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03297.x

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Abstract

Aims: To systematically review rigorous evaluation studies into the effectiveness of interventions in and around licensed premises that aimed to reduce severe intoxication and disorder. Methods: A systematic search was conducted. Papers that rigorously evaluated interventions based in and around licensed premises to reduce disorder or intoxication were included. Results: Fifteen studies were identified, three randomized controlled trials and 12 non-randomized quasi-experimental evaluations. Outcome measures were intoxication (n = 6), disorder (n = 6) and intoxication and disorder (n = 3). Interventions included responsible beverage service training (n = 5), server violence prevention training (n = 1), enhanced enforcement of licensing regulations (n = 1), multi-level interventions (n = 5), licensee accords (n = 2) and a risk-focused consultation (n = 1). Intervention effects varied, even across studies using similar interventions. Conclusions: Server training courses that are designed to reduce disorder have some potential, although there is a lack of evidence to support their use to reduce intoxication and the evidence base is weak.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alcohol; evaluation; intervention; licensed premises; systematic review; violence
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0965-2140
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 09:07
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/29226

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