Abreast of health: development of a context-specific digital alcohol brief intervention (ABI) in symptomatic breast clinics

Sinclair, J., Dutey-Magni, P., Anderson, A., Baird, J., Barker, M., Cutress, R., Kaner, E., McCann, M. , Priest, C. and Copson, E. (2019) Abreast of health: development of a context-specific digital alcohol brief intervention (ABI) in symptomatic breast clinics. JMIR Research Protocols, (Accepted for Publication)

Sinclair, J., Dutey-Magni, P., Anderson, A., Baird, J., Barker, M., Cutress, R., Kaner, E., McCann, M. , Priest, C. and Copson, E. (2019) Abreast of health: development of a context-specific digital alcohol brief intervention (ABI) in symptomatic breast clinics. JMIR Research Protocols, (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

Background: Potentially modifiable risk factors account for approximately 23% of breast cancer cases. In the UK, alcohol consumption alone is held responsible for 8-10% of cases diagnosed every year. Symptomatic breast clinics focus on early detection and treatment, but also offer scope for delivery of low-cost lifestyle interventions to encourage a cancer prevention culture within the cancer care system. Careful development work is required to effectively translate such interventions to novel settings. Objective: To develop a theory of change and delivery mechanism for a context-specific alcohol and lifestyle brief intervention aimed at women attending screening and symptomatic breast clinics. Methods: A formative study combined evidence reviews, analysis of mixed-method data, and user experience research to develop an intervention model, following the Six Steps in Quality Intervention Development (6SQuID) framework. Results: A web application focused on: improving awareness, encouraging self-monitoring, and reframing alcohol reduction as a positive choice to improve health was found to be acceptable to women. Accessing this in the clinic waiting area on a tablet computer was shown to be feasible. An important facilitator for change may be the heightened readiness to learn associated with a salient health visit (a ‘teachable moment’). Women may have increased motivation to change if they can develop a belief in their capability to monitor and, if necessary, reduce their alcohol consumption. Conclusions: Using the 6SQuID framework supported the prototyping and maximized acceptability and feasibility of an alcohol brief intervention for women attending symptomatic breast clinics, regardless of their level of alcohol consumption.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Accepted for Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McCann, Dr Mark
Authors: Sinclair, J., Dutey-Magni, P., Anderson, A., Baird, J., Barker, M., Cutress, R., Kaner, E., McCann, M., Priest, C., and Copson, E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
Journal Name:JMIR Research Protocols
Publisher:JMIR Publications
ISSN:1929-0748
ISSN (Online):1929-0748
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
174057Exploring the teachable moment for alcohol reduction in breast clinics: formative work to inform intervention design, development, and process evaluation516776101 and MR/P016960/1Mark McCannMedical Research Council (MRC)516776101HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
168560MRC SPHSU/GU Transfer FellowshipsLaurence MooreMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_PC_13027HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
727661SPHSU Core Renewal: Complexity in Health Improvement Research ProgrammeLaurence MooreMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_12017/14IHW - MRC/CSO SPHU
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