PARTNER Recruitment and Brief Intervention Pilot Study
Purpose of the study:
This is a pilot randomized controlled trial to identify methods of involving underage youth in interventions to reduce alcohol use through the primary health care system. The trial will compare the effectiveness of using an onsite behavioral health specialist for screening, intervention and referral with basic written information and staff recommendations typically provided in primary care offices.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||PARTNER: The Underage Drinking: Building Health Care System Research|
- The trial will compare the effectiveness of using an onsite behavioral health specialist for screening, intervention and referral with basic written information and staff recommendations typically provided in primary care offices. [ Time Frame: Same day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Assessments and early intervention of identifying alcohol abuse in minors. [ Time Frame: Same day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Other Shared Items Proposal
There will be approximately 3-5 sites who will participate in this study. These sites may include two private practices in Roxboro and Creedmoor, North Carolina, the Duke Hospital and two practices in the Five County region of NC who are implementing Integrated, Collaborative, Accessible, Respectful, and Evidence-based (ICARE). In each clinic one day of the week (or 2 half days) will be chosen randomly from the days the clinic identifies as appropriate. During this time a behavioral health specialist (BHS) will be on site to recruit potential participants. All patients will be asked to speak to the specialist. On two other randomly selected days printed material will be given to all parents of underage patients and the underage patients. This material will describe the study and give the specialist's contact information. If the patients are 18 to 21 years old the material will be given directly to the patient.
The BHS will ask all interested participants to sign the informed consent/minor consent and one parent/legal guardian will be asked to counter sign the informed consent if subject is not 18 years of age yet. All participants signing informed consent will be given the CRAFFT and the PARTNER basic information questions in an interview with the specialist.
The primary outcome measure will be the number of participants recruited per day by the on site BHS versus appointment recruitment method. In addition, the total number of clinic visits for patients' ages 14 to 21 years old on each day of the week will be totaled by age, gender and ethnicity to determine the penetration rates for the recruitment procedures. And lastly, medical records at the treatment referral sites will be checked to identify the number of participants referred.
The study will recruit subjects at each site for approximately last six months.