Cultural adaptation and feasibility assessment of a web-based-computer-tailoring programme for binge-drinking prevention in Spanish adolescents

  • J.M. Martínez-Montilla
  • M. LIma-Serrano
  • L. Mercken
  • H. de Vries


Objectives: To assess the feasibility of ALERTA ALCOHOL, a web-based-computer-tailoring programme for binge-drinking prevention in adolescents from 16 to 18 years-old. Method: Firstly, we developed a cultural adaptation of the programme ALCOHOL ALERT, which was previously designed and evaluated in The Netherlands. The rationality of the Spanish version was assessed in a Delphi Panel. Secondly, a pilot study was carried out to assess de feasibility of the programme, in which were enrolled 187 secondary students from 16 to 18 years-old between November and December 2016, in Seville, Spain. We evaluated the adaptability, viability and satisfaction with the program, using a self-administered Likert questionnaire. Results: 101 were male students with a mean of 16.81 years and a SD=2.66. 69.8% found that different sessions of the programme were understandable but 47.1% found that they were long. 64.4% found that the e-health messages were trustworthy, 63.6 that were interesting. 57.3% liked the design, the 39.1%, would use it again, 55.1% would recommend the programme and 57.8% was satisfied or satisfied a lot with the programme. Conclusions: With this study we expect to prevent from the binge-drinking between Spanish adolescents, being the first web-based-computer-tailoring programme in Spain. The pilot study shows moderate results regarding its feasibility. The follow phase of the study consists in implementing and evaluating the programme in CRTC. In the programme proves its effectiveness, it could be disseminate in Spain as a public health policy.