Perspectives of college students and their primary health care providers on substance abuse screening and intervention

Julie A. Baldwin, Rhonda M. Johnson, Nina K. Gotz, Heidi A Wayment, Kristan Elwell

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Abstract

The authors conducted a needs assessment among students and health-care providers of a southwestern university health center with the goal of developing health-care-provider training addressing substance-abuse screening and intervention. They collected data from focus groups of undergraduate students and structured interviews and questionnaires with health-care providers. They identified gaps in provider and student perspectives on the extent of substance abuse on campus and the perceived roles of health-care providers and patients in screening and conducting interventions for substance abuse. These findings suggest that training for college health-care providers regarding substance-abuse brief screening and intervention should emphasize confidentiality of student medical records, the importance of nonjudgmental attitudes toward students, and the role of the provider as one who is competent and appropriate to address substance abuse. Such training should also educate providers about the types of substances students are using.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of American College Health
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • College students
  • Health-care providers
  • Screening
  • Substance abuse

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Education

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Perspectives of college students and their primary health care providers on substance abuse screening and intervention. / Baldwin, Julie A.; Johnson, Rhonda M.; Gotz, Nina K.; Wayment, Heidi A; Elwell, Kristan.

In: Journal of American College Health, Vol. 55, No. 2, 09.2006, p. 115-119.

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Baldwin, Julie A. ; Johnson, Rhonda M. ; Gotz, Nina K. ; Wayment, Heidi A ; Elwell, Kristan. / Perspectives of college students and their primary health care providers on substance abuse screening and intervention. In: Journal of American College Health. 2006 ; Vol. 55, No. 2. pp. 115-119.
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