Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton
Wessex Alcohol Research Collaborative

Research project: Abreast of Health: Lifestyle and Alcohol Information Needs in Breast Health Services

Currently Active: 
Yes
Project type: 
Grant

Abreast of Health is an early phase study of the design and acceptability of an electronic brief alcohol intervention offered to women in breast screening and symptomatic breast clinics. Only 20% of women attending these clinics identify alcohol as a risk factor for breast cancer, despite now well-established evidence that this is the case. This research is taking place at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Abreast of Health is an 18-month programme funded by the Medical Research Council (MR/P016960/1) aimed at developing a digital alcohol brief intervention in breast health services. The design of this intervention is patient-driven and researchers will determine:

  • information needed by women attending symptomatic breast clinics and NHS Breast Screening Programme
  • how tailored and supportive feedback can be provided
  • what tools may help develop this into a long-term intrinsic motivation to reduce alcohol consumption.
Help us improve breast health

Take part

We are no longer recruiting participants for this study, but welcome any comments on the final prototype. Click below to find out more.

Check it out!

Abreast of Health is an early phase study of the design and acceptability of an electronic brief alcohol intervention offered to women in breast screening and symptomatic breast clinics. Only 20% of women attending these clinics identify alcohol as a risk factor for breast cancer, despite now well-established evidence that this is the case. This research is taking place at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Conferences and events associated with this project:

Help us improve breast health

Take part

We are inviting people to join our Phase II Focus Groups and Patient and Public Involvement Panel, from September 2017.

Take part
Share this research project Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share this on Weibo

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×