Event Details

EIIF Webinar 9: Feasibility and efficacy of the S-Check App: A harm reduction and early intervention smartphone application for methamphetamine use

25 June 2021
10:00am – 11:00am
Online Webinar, On your computer,
Hosted by the Network of Alcohol & Other Drugs (NADA) in partnership with NSW Health, this webinar series will showcase the research undertaken by NGO AOD treatment services and their research partners, as part of the AOD Early Intervention and Innovation Fund (EIIF) grant rounds.

Funded as part of the NSW Drug Package, the purpose of EIIF was to help build the evidence base for early intervention models and support people at risk of problematic AOD use, particularly young people. 

The fund consisted of the NGO Evaluation Grants Scheme (EGS), and the AOD Innovation Grants Scheme (IGS). Fourteen projects were funded through these schemes, and we look forward to their findings being presented as part of this series. 

Presenter: Conjoint Prof. Nadine Ezard

Presenter Biography: Dr Nadine Ezard is the Clinical Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service at St Vincent’s Hospital and Director of the National Centre for Clinical Research in Emerging Drugs (NCCRED) and conjoint Professor with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW.

Research Team: Conjoint Prof. Nadine Ezard (St Vincent’s Hospital, NCCRED & UNSW); Ms Florence Bascombe (NCCRED & UNSW); Mr Peter Middleton (St Vincent’s Hospital); Dr Krista Siefried (NCCRED & UNSW); Mr Brendan Clifford (St Vincent’s Hospital); Prof. Frances Kay-Lambkin (University of Newcastle).

The Presentation: This presentation will discuss the preliminary findings of a randomised wait-list controlled trial of the S-Check app for methamphetamine use. The primary outcome examined will be the effectiveness of S-Check in motivating behavioural change and help-seeking among people who use methamphetamine. App usability, usage, engagement by treatment naïve people, predictors of engagement and participant experiences in using the app will also be discussed.

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