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COLLEGE STUDENT ALCOHOL USE: USING CURRENT RESEARCH TO GUIDE PRACTICE

Guizzetti, Lisa M. (2009) COLLEGE STUDENT ALCOHOL USE: USING CURRENT RESEARCH TO GUIDE PRACTICE. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh.

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    Alcohol abuse has been described as the biggest health problem on college campuses today.This single statement illustrates the public health relevance of addressing college student alcohol use. College student alcohol use affects everyone on a college campus, not only the student who uses or abuses alcohol. The author of this paper is currently an employee of the University of Pittsburgh's Student Health Services. As a graduate student assistant, she has facilitated the Personal Education Assistance and Referral (PEAR) program to over 250 students. The goals of this paper are to provide an understanding of background information surrounding college student alcohol use, to critically examine three major reports and two ongoing studies and to specifically elaborate on the goals created by the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking. This paper concludes with recommendations consisting of prevention and intervention strategies as well as environmental changes that are evidence-based.


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    Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
    Creators/Authors:
    CreatorsEmailORCID
    Guizzetti, Lisa M.lmg50@pitt.edu; lguizz0123@aol.com
    ETD Committee:
    ETD Committee TypeCommittee MemberEmailORCID
    Committee ChairTerry, Martha Annmaterry@pitt.edu
    Committee MemberMarkovic, Ninaninam@pitt.edu
    Committee MemberGrubs, Robin Eregst2@pitt.edu
    Title: COLLEGE STUDENT ALCOHOL USE: USING CURRENT RESEARCH TO GUIDE PRACTICE
    Status: Unpublished
    Abstract: Alcohol abuse has been described as the biggest health problem on college campuses today.This single statement illustrates the public health relevance of addressing college student alcohol use. College student alcohol use affects everyone on a college campus, not only the student who uses or abuses alcohol. The author of this paper is currently an employee of the University of Pittsburgh's Student Health Services. As a graduate student assistant, she has facilitated the Personal Education Assistance and Referral (PEAR) program to over 250 students. The goals of this paper are to provide an understanding of background information surrounding college student alcohol use, to critically examine three major reports and two ongoing studies and to specifically elaborate on the goals created by the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking. This paper concludes with recommendations consisting of prevention and intervention strategies as well as environmental changes that are evidence-based.
    Date: 29 January 2009
    Date Type: Completion
    Defense Date: 04 December 2008
    Approval Date: 29 January 2009
    Submission Date: 05 December 2008
    Access Restriction: No restriction; The work is available for access worldwide immediately.
    Patent pending: No
    Institution: University of Pittsburgh
    Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
    Refereed: Yes
    Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
    URN: etd-12052008-190536
    Uncontrolled Keywords: alcohol; college students; underage drinking
    Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 15:08
    Last Modified: 21 May 2012 12:10
    Other ID: http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-12052008-190536/, etd-12052008-190536

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