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A Brief Alcohol Intervention for Incarcerated Women

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Information provided by:
Butler Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00237003
First received: October 11, 2005
Last updated: May 10, 2010
Last verified: May 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of a brief motivational intervention for alcohol use in incarcerated women.


Condition Intervention Phase
Alcohol Use
Incarceration
Behavioral: motivational interviewing
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Brief Alcohol Intervention for Incarcerated Women

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Further study details as provided by Butler Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • alcohol use [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • HIV risk taking [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 326
Study Start Date: September 2003
Study Completion Date: August 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1) assessment plus motivational interview
Participants are assigned, in this 6 month study, to an assessment-only condition or an assessment plus motivational interview condition. Two motivational interview sessions are conducted during the first month of study participation.
Behavioral: motivational interviewing
Assessment plus motivational interview condition -- two motivational interview sessions are conducted during the first month of this six month study participation.

Detailed Description:

Hazardous alcohol use continues to be a problem of major significance throughout the United States. Alcohol use is a prevalent condition that independently acts as an important behavioral cofactor for HIV infection in women, contributing to both sexual and drug risk. The rationale for a brief intervention with incarcerated women who hazardously use alcohol and have HIV risk behaviors is compelling. For such women, we believe that the negative effects of drinking may be increased. An intervention that successfully connects alcohol use with HIV risk behaviors may be sufficient to tip the decisional balance in favor of reducing risk-prone alcohol consumption. If alcohol consumption is reduced more generally in a person's life, this may improve judgment in pursuing behaviors which risk other negative consequences. Hazardous alcohol, and high-risk drug and sexual activities may be manifestations of a general behavior pattern among incarcerated women, and strategies that engage such individuals are needed. Given the strong association between hazardous alcohol use and high HIV risk sexual and drug activities, interventions that attempt to lower the prevalence of HIV drug and sexual risk activities by lowering alcohol consumption are well justified. Brief alcohol interventions have been efficacious in reducing alcohol use across many populations over the past decade.

Comparison(s): Participants are assigned, in this 6 month study, to an assessment-only condition or an assessment plus motivational interview condition. Two motivational interview sessions are conducted during the first month of study participation.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • incarcerated women
  • current hazardous drinking
  • current HIV risk behavior

Exclusion Criteria:

-

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00237003

Sponsors and Collaborators
Butler Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael Stein, M.D. Butler Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided by Butler Hospital

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Michael Stein, MD, Butler Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00237003     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIAAASTE14495, R01AA014495, NIAAASTE14495
Study First Received: October 11, 2005
Last Updated: May 10, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Butler Hospital:
women
incarceration
alcohol use
motivational interviewing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 20, 2014