Research Seminar – 3/23/2012
Web Intervention for Returning Veterans with Risky Drinking: Facebook Recruiting, Effectiveness, & Future Plans
VA BOSTON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Jamaica Plain Campus
Introduction from the Chair
DAVID L. ROSENBLOOM, PhD Boston University School of Public Health
Online Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention
RICHARD SAITZ, MD, MPH Boston University Schools of Medicine & Public Health
Dr. Saitz reviewed the state of research for web-based alcohol screening and interventions, citing studies conducted at Boston University and elsewhere.
VetChange.org: Methods, Results and Implications
A research team at the VA Boston HealthCare System and Boston University recruited hundreds of participants via a Facebook advertising campaign for a randomized trial of a self-guided web-based intervention for returning veterans with hazardous drinking and PTSD symptoms.
Deborah Brief, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System & BU School of Medicine
Returning veterans with PTSD symptoms and risky drinking
Justin Enggasser, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System & BU School of Medicine
Designing & implementing the CBT intervention online
Eric Helmuth, MA Boston University School of Public Health
Recruiting participants on Facebook
Amy Rubin, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System & BU School of Medicine
Primary outcomes in drinking and PTSD symptoms
Monica Roy, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System & BU School of Medicine
Implications for future research and services to veterans.
MICHAEL CHARNESS, MD VA Boston Healthcare System