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Study of Implementation of a Guideline for Brief Alcohol Intervention in Primary Care

Hyman, Zena DNS, RN; Crosby, Frances EdD, RN

doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181ace2bc

Application of research findings to clinical care has been advocated to improve quality of care and patient outcomes. This article discusses a method to evaluate the translation of research findings in support of evidence-based care. An exemplar of a brief intervention in primary care for high-risk drinkers is used.

Department of Nursing, Daemen College, Amherst, New York (Dr Hyman), and Department of Nursing, Niagara University, New York (Dr Crosby).

Corresponding Author: Zena Hyman, DNS, RN, 4380 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226 (

The authors thank Drs Powhatten Woolridge and John Gillick for their support.

Accepted for publication: April 4, 2009.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.