As the SCALA project progresses, you will be able to access all resources and outputs generated by the project, including: publications, reports, presentations, and videos. A number of audiovisual materials developed in Spanish are also available on the Spanish language outputs page.


SCALA project reports


SCALA Workshop, INEBRIA conference, Lübeck, September 26th, 2019

Other 2019 presentations

SCALA Workshop, INEBRIA conference, Santiago de Chile, 27-28 September 2018

  • Antoni Gual, Jürgen Rehm and Augusto Pérez present the SCALA Project at a Group Session Workshop as part of the INEBRIA Conference, 27 Sept 2018.

Other 2018 presentations

Audiovisual material

The Peruvian, Colombian and Mexican partners of SCALA have each developed tailored audiovisual communication material to raise awareness of the risks of alcohol-related harms in the intervention sites involving municipal action plans. These are all in Spanish and can be seen in the Spanish 'outputs' page under the heading 'Material Audiovisual'

The SCALA training videos are designed to model the screening and brief intervention approach of the SCALA programme for the management of alcohol problems and co-morbid depression in primary care. The videos are all in Latin American Spanish

Videos for standard form training:

SCALA Video 1a - Screening Pedro: +alcohol, - depression +alcohol, - depresión

SCALA Video 1b - Brief intervention - Pedro: +alcohol, - depression

SCALA Video 2a - Screening - Paola: +alcohol, + depression

SCALA Video 2b - Brief intervention - Paola: +alcohol, + depression

SCALA Video 3 - Feedback and referral - Ana-María: +alcohol, ++ depression

Videos for short form training:

SCALA Video A (short form) - Screening negative - Sofia: - alcohol

SCALA Video B (short form) - Screening and brief advice - Juan: + alcohol, -depression

SCALA Video C - Javier: patient resists remission/reference - alcohol++


The English versions of SCALA Clinical materials and instruments are available here. (For these in Spanish (and local variations for the 3 study sites), please see the ES outputs page.)

Baseline Material - English

Implementation Material - English

Baseline Instruments - English

Implementation Instruments - English

Study arms 1 (control) Study arm 2 (Control with training) Study arms 3 (Short form programme) Study arm 4 (Standard length programme - collapsed with arm 3 in Nov 2020)

Recruitment Instruments - English

Phase 2 implements and materials - adjustments to COVID-19 pandemic conditions

As well as collapsing arms 3 and 4 following evidence of the longer intervention not performing better than the shorter one, a second implementation stage of 6 months (phase 2) started in December 2020 running to May 2021 to recuperate data lost through COVID disruption - given the mental strain put on populations at this time, several of the instruments and clinical materials have been adjusted for this stage to give a greater emphasis to depression screening and support delivery in the intervention package by screening all patients visiting PHC for depression using the PHQ2 instrument (as opposed to only patients identified as heavy drinkers). This necessitated changes to the clinical care pathway, to the short and extended tally sheets, and to the healthcare professional booklet:

Phase 2 clinical materials
Phase 2 instruments
In response to the physical lockdown of PHC units, the SCALA partners in Peru (UPCH) developed online versions of the training and intervention package for future implementation. The telemedicine package uses responsive online versions of the key clinical materials that are accessible and viewable via smartphone as well as web browser (in Spanish):

The English versions of SCALA training materials are available here. (For these in Spanish, and the train the trainers (TNT) material, please see the ES outputs page.)

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