An empirical approach to selecting community-based alcohol interventions : combining research evidence, rural community views and professional opinion
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by A Shakeshaft, R Sanson-Fisher, D Petrie, Christopher Doran, C Breen
Background: Given limited research evidence for community-based alcohol interventions, this study examines the intervention preferences of rural communities and alcohol professionals, and factors that influence their choices. Method: Community preferences were identified by a survey of randomly selected individuals across 20 regional Australian communities. The preferences of alcohol professionals were identified by a survey of randomly selected members of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs. To identify preferred interventions and the extent of support for them, a budget allocation exercise was embedded in both surveys, asking respondents to allocate a given budget to different interventions. Tobit regression models were estimated to identify the characteristics that explain differences in intervention preferences.