Alcohol Treatment for Veterans
The purpose of this project is to develop and evaluate an animated conversational agent that will talk to patients about their alcohol and substance use while waiting to see their primary care physician. The goal of the project is to inspire users to make healthy behavior change, regarding their alcohol consumption, through counseling.
- A Pilot Study of a Computer-Based Relational Agent to Screen for Substance-Use Problems in Primary Care. Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Annual Meeting (abstract). Checchi, K., McNair, S., Rubin, A., Marcello, T., Bickmore, T., Simon, S. (2013)