Integrating a behavioral risk assessment and brief intervention tool into primary care settings

To capitalize on the power of brief provider intervention to catalyze and support patients' efforts to change unhealthy lifestyle risks, flexible screening and intervention tools are needed. The purpose of this project is to adopt an interactive, multimedia risk assessment and intervention tool, developed and tested with funding from the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), for use as a stand-alone tool that could be integrated into routine primary care. The project activities will include patient and provider focus groups, as well as enhancing the program's computer-generated printouts for patients and providers. This project will be considered successful if it converts the existing program into one that does not require research assistants, addresses not just tobacco and alcohol abuse, but also physical activity and other lifestyle health risks, and can be seamlessly integrated into a variety of primary care settings helping to pave the way for a follow-up NIAAA application to fund a controlled effectiveness study.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $116,916.00

Awarded on: 1/14/2002

Time frame: 1/15/2002 - 1/14/2003

Grant Number: 44596


University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, 94143-0001

Barbara Gerbert
Project Director