The Effect of a Interdisciplinary Alcohol Cessation Intervention
The effect of alcohol interventions seems to be related to the intensity of the interventions. In this study the investigators will assess the effect of a interdisciplinary "booster session" in primary care, given to patients who were admitted to hospitals with alcohol related conditions, and who were given Brief Intervention before discharge. The booster session is based on a motivational interview.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||The Effect of an Interdisciplinary "Booster" Session in Primary Care Following Brief Intervention in Hospitals - a Randomized Clinical Trial|
- Alcohol Use Disorder Identification -C (AUDIT-C) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Alcohol Use Disorder Identification -C. Dicothomous outcome. More or less than four points for women and five points for men.
- Timeline followback [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Grams og alcohol pr week.
- Readmissions [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Readmission to a hospital for an alcohol related and/or a non-alcohol related condition within six months after discharge.
- Readiness to Change Questionaire (RTCQ) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Continous variable
- Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]SF 12
|Study Start Date:||April 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Lifestyle counseling||
Other: "Booster session"
|No Intervention: Treatment as usual|
The study is a randomized clinical trial, and aims to recruit 60 X 2 patients. Patients admitted to Stavanger University Hospital with an alcohol contributed condition, and who has been given a brief alcohol intervention may be recruited. Candidates for secondary healthcare related to alcohol misuse will be excluded. The interdisciplinary "booster" session will be given two weeks after discharge, and will be given in the facility of the primary care physician, facilitated by both the physician and an liaison alcohol nurse from Stavanger University Hospital. The intervention is based on motivational interview technique. The primary outcome will be assessed using the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test-C, six months after discharge. The outcome assessor will be blinded for the intervention. All outcomes will be collected by telephone interview.
The study aims to start recruiting candidates in October-November 2010, and will stoop recruiting in December 2012 at the latest.
The study was approved by the national ethical comite in August 2011. The results of the study wil be published in international referee based journals.
|Contact: Åse Cristiansen, RN||+47 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stavanger University Hospital||Recruiting|
|Stavanger, Norway, 4011|
|Contact: Kristian Oppdal, MD +47 48124947 email@example.com|
|Study Chair:||Kristian Oppedal, MD||Helse Stavanger HF|
|Study Director:||Sverre Nesvaag, Dr||Helse Stavanger HF|