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Individual-Level Strategies
Motivational/feedback-based approach

Personalized feedback intervention (PFI): Generic/other

PFI programs use a web-based assessment to generate graphic personalized feedback about students’ alcohol use, risks, expectancies, perceptions of social norms, and drinking motives. Feedback is delivered electronically or by mail and is not discussed with a trained facilitator.

  • Effectiveness: = Higher effectiveness
  • Cost: $$ = Mid-range
  • Barriers: ## = Moderate
  • Research Amount: **** = 11+ studies
  • Public Health Reach: Broad
  • Primary Modality: Online
  • Staffing Expertise Needed: Coordinator
  • Target Population: Individuals, specific groups, or all students
  • Duration of Effects: Short-term (< 6 months) and long-term (≥ 6 months) effects

See the FAQs to learn more about generic PFI strategies and how to develop and implement them.

NOTE: Cost ratings are based on the relative program and staff costs for adoption, implementation, and maintenance of a strategy. Actual costs will vary by institution, depending on size, existing programs, and other campus and community factors.

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