Training primary health care providers in Colombia, Mexico and Peru to increase alcohol screening: Mixed-methods process evaluation of implementation strategy

Daša Kokole*, Eva Jane-Llopis, Guillermina Natera Rey, Natalia Bautista Aguilar, Perla Sonia Medina Aguilar, Juliana Mejia Trujillo, Katherine Mora, Natalia Restrepo, Ines Bustamante, Marina Piazza, Amy O'Donnell, Adriana Solovei, Liesbeth Mercken, Christiane Sybille Schmidt, Hugo López-Pelayo, Silvia Matrai, Fleur Braddick, Antoni Gual, Jürgen Rehm, Peter AndersonHein de Vries

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Initial results from the SCALA study demonstrated that training primary health care providers is an effective implementation strategy to increase alcohol screening in Colombia, Mexico and Peru, but did not show evidence of superior performance for the standard compared to the shorter training arm. This paper elaborates on those outcomes by examining the relationship of training-related process evaluation indicators with the alcohol screening practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
JournalImplementation Research and Practice
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Cite this