|Titre :||Baseline assessment of alcohol-related knowledge of and support for alcohol warning labels among alcohol consumers in Northern Canada and associations with key sociodemographic characteristics (2020)|
|Auteurs :||K. VALLANCE ; T. STOCKWELL ; J. ZHAO ; S. SHOKAR ; N. SCHOUERI-MYCHASIW ; D. HAMMOND ; T. K. GREENFIELD ; J. MCGAVOCK ; A. WEERASINGHE ; E. HOBIN|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (Vol.81, n°2, March 2020)|
|Article en page(s) :||238-248|
|Discipline :||PRE (Prévention / Prevention)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEALCOOL ; AVERTISSEMENT SANITAIRE ; NIVEAU DE CONNAISSANCES ; PROFIL SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIQUE ; CANCER ; INTERVENTION ; COMPARAISON
OBJECTIVE: Evidence-informed alcohol warning labels (AWLs) are a promising, well-targeted strategy to increase consumer awareness of health risks. We assessed consumers' baseline knowledge of alcohol-related cancer risk, standard drinks, and low-risk drinking guidelines as well as levels of support for AWLs. We further assessed associations with sociodemographic factors.
METHOD: Forming part of a larger study testing new evidence-informed AWLs in a northern Canadian territory compared with a neighboring territory, baseline surveys were completed among liquor store patrons systematically selected in both sites. Chi-square and multivariable logistic regression analyses were performed to assess outcomes.
RESULTS: In total, 836 liquor store patrons (47.8% female) completed baseline surveys across both sites. Overall, there was low knowledge of alcohol-related cancer risk (24.5%), limited ability to calculate a standard drink (29.5%), and low knowledge of daily (49.5%) and weekly (48.2%) low-risk drinking guideline limits. There was moderate support for AWLs with a health warning (55.9%) and standard drink information (51.4%), and lower support for low-risk drinking guideline labels (38.7%). No sociodemographic characteristics were associated with cancer knowledge. Identifying as female and having adequate health literacy were associated with support for all three AWLs; high alcohol use was associated with not supporting standard drink (adjusted odds ratio = 0.60, 95% CI [0.40, 0.88]) and low-risk drinking guideline (adjusted odds ratio = 0.57, 95% CI [0.38, 0.87]) labels.
CONCLUSIONS: Few consumers in this study had key alcohol-related health knowledge; however, there was moderate support for AWLs as a tool to raise awareness. Implementation of information-based interventions such as evidence-informed AWLs with health messages including alcohol-related cancer risk, standard drink information, and national drinking guidelines is warranted.
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol|
|Affiliation :||Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|