Priority 2 from the Alcohol-related Liver Disease PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the most effective ways of delivering healthcare education and information about excessive alcohol consumption, the warning signs and the risks of alcohol-related liver disease to different demographics (including young people)?  (JLA PSP Priority 2)
Overall ranking 2
JLA question ID 0044/2
Explanatory note (including examples of original survey submissions) A common concern is how best to inform people of the risks associated with alcohol consumption. "How can you educate people about the dangers of alcohol without appearing to preach?".  "How are health professionals  trying to make people aware of the addictive nature of regular consumption of alcohol?"  The risk to young people is a particular concern "Does early education of risks associated with alcohol reduce alcohol problems developing in young people?". The use of information technology to educate people is a recurring theme "Exploring YouTube / interactive educational apps for delivering health education in different settings for the prevention of ARLD."
Evidence Scott-Sheldon LA; Terry DL; Carey KB; Garey L; Carey MP. Efficacy of expectancy challenge interventions to reduce college student drinking: a meta-analytic review. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 2012:26(3);393-405.          
Health Research Classification System category Oral and Gastrointestinnal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Submitted by 25 patients, 15 carers, 48 professionals
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0044
PSP name Alcohol-related Liver Disease
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 45 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 16 September 2016