It’s Ladies’ Night: Feasibility of a Mobile Health Technology for Problem (Risky) Drinking by Undergraduate Women
Funded by: NYU College of Nursing, The Muriel and Virginia Pless Center for Nursing Research
Project dates: February 2014 - October 2016
Principal Investigator: Naegle M
Principal Investigator: Leonard, Noelle

Problematic use of alcohol by female undergraduate students is increasing, as are the short and long term negative consequences. This project explored the potential benefits of using individually and culturally tailored technology to assist college age, female, risky drinkers to reduce alcohol consumption and alcohol related health and social harms. The study developed components of the intervention by using a smartphone app, developed two provider-delivered sessions, and pilot tested the intervention components. The information learned will be critical in developing problem alcohol use interventions, including the use of tailored technology in these interventions.

Related Publications
Leonard NR, Silverman M, Sherpa DP, Naegle MA, Kim H, Coffman DL, Ferdschneider M (2017).
Mobile health technology using a wearable sensorband for female college students with problem drinking: An acceptability and feasibility study
JMIR mhealth and uhealth, 5 (7), e90. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.7399. PMCID: PMC5522582.