Brief intervention resources for Indigenous Australians: generally evidence-based but lacking important components

Clifford, Anton, Jackson Pulver , Lisa, Richmond, Robyn, Shakeshaft, Anthony and Ivers, Rowena (2010) Brief intervention resources for Indigenous Australians: generally evidence-based but lacking important components. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34 Supplement s1: S80-S86. doi:10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00559.x


Author Clifford, Anton
Jackson Pulver , Lisa
Richmond, Robyn
Shakeshaft, Anthony
Ivers, Rowena
Title Brief intervention resources for Indigenous Australians: generally evidence-based but lacking important components
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1326-0200
1753-6405
Publication date 2010-07-08
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00559.x
Volume 34
Issue Supplement s1
Start page S80
End page S86
Total pages 7
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: Little is known about the content and quality of brief intervention kits specifically targeting SNAP risk factors (smoking, poor nutrition, alcohol misuse or physical inactivity) among Indigenous Australians. This paper reviews the type and quality of these kits.

Methods: Brief intervention kits were primarily identified by contacting 74 health-related organisations in Australia between 1 February 2007 and 4 March 2007.

Results: Ten brief intervention kits met inclusion criteria: four targeted smoking; three targeted alcohol; one targeted alcohol, smoking and other drugs; one targeted alcohol, other drugs and mental health; and one targeted all SNAP risk factors. Brief intervention kits were reviewed using criteria developed from clinical guidelines for SNAP risk factors and guidelines for evaluating health promotion resources. Three kits met all review criteria. Five kits were consistent with evidence-based guidelines, but lacked a training package, patient education materials and/or behavioural change strategies. All kits used images and language identifiable with Indigenous Australia, however, their cultural appropriateness for Indigenous Australians remains unclear.

Conclusions and implications: The specific content of the missing components should be guided by the best-available evidence, such as established mechanisms for health care provider feedback to patients as a behaviour change strategy, as well as the needs and preferences of health care providers and patients.
Keyword Indigenous Australians
Brief intervention
Resources
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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