Mobile Continuing Care Approach for Youth

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified June 2012 by Azusa Pacific University
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of California, Los Angeles
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Azusa Pacific University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01632735
First received: June 29, 2012
Last updated: July 2, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  Purpose

The primary purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a pilot mobile based continuing care program (monitoring/feedback texting) relative to standard continuing care as usual in reducing relapse and improving psychosocial functioning outcomes in a youth population (under 24) with substance abuse problems.


Condition Intervention
Addiction
Behavioral: Mobile Continuing Care
Other: Standard Continuing Care as Usual

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Mobile Continuing Care Approach for Youth

Further study details as provided by Azusa Pacific University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Substance use (methamphetamine, marijuana, other) [ Time Frame: over the 9 month study period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The primary efficacy measure is substance use measured by urine specimen and self-reports over the 12-week intervention period anf over time measured by repeated measures from baseline to discharge and follow-up: months 3, 6 and 9


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychosocial functioning [ Time Frame: over the 9-month study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The effects of the intervention (mobile continuing care) will be compared to standard continuing care as usual in improving psychosocial outcomes (criminal behaviors, HIV risk, health status and mental health outcomes - mood and stress) using repeated measures at baseline and follow-up: months 3, 6 and 9

  • Recovery motivation, self management and confidence (self-efficacy) [ Time Frame: over the 9-month study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The effects of the intervention (mobile continuing care) compared to standard continuing care as usual will be assessed in terms of change/improvements in recovery motivation, recovery self-management (drug avoidance behaviors), and recovery confidence over time (measured by repeated measures from baseline to discharge and 3 follow-up: 3-, 6- and 9-months post-discharge)

  • Social Support Utilization [ Time Frame: Over the 9-month study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The effects of the intervention (mobile continuing care) compared to standard continuing care will be assessed in terms of change/improvements in recovery service utilziation over time (measured by repeated measures from baseline to discharge and follow-up: 3-, 6- and 9-months post-discharge)


Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: February 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mobile Continuing Care
Behavioral: 12-week Structured Texting intervention focused on recovery monitoring, feedback for self-management, social support and education
Behavioral: Mobile Continuing Care
Behavioral: Mobile Texting 12-week intervention. Delivers daily Recovering monitoring, self-management feedback, and education/social support
No Intervention: Standard Continuing Care as Usual
Other: Continuing care as usual to 12-step facilitation (Anonymous group)
Other: Standard Continuing Care as Usual
Facilitation to 12-step recovery/anonymous groups

Detailed Description:

This study will include approximately 80 participants randomized to either 12 weeks of mobile continuing care (intervention) or standard continuing care as usual (control). Participants will be recruited from the treatment programs in Los Angeles County, including Matrix Institute on Addictions, Tarzana Treatment, Twin Town, Phoenix House, and Cri-Help. During the 12-week active program, participants will be monitored monthly via telephone data collection. Both groups will be followed for 10-months using repeated assessments (self-report and urine specimens) at baseline (month 0) and at follow-up points (months 3, 6, and 9).

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 24 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Youth between 12 and 24 years old
  2. Youth in treatment for substance abuse
  3. Youth who complete treatment (minimum 12 weeks)
  4. Youth who have the cognitive capacity to understand study procedures and agree to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Presence of an adverse (life threatening) medical condition that could interfere with study participation.
  2. Presence of psychiatric co-occurring illness or symptoms warranting safety concerns or continued treatment, including acute suicide risk; and
  3. Current homelessness (unless residing in recovery home for which contact information can be provided).
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01632735

Contacts
Contact: Christina Zavalza, BS 626-815-6000 ext 2417 czavalza@apu.edu

Locations
United States, California
Azusa Pacific University Psychology Department Recruiting
Azusa, California, United States, 91702
Contact: Christina Zavalza    626-815-6000 ext 2417    czavalza@apu.edu   
Contact: Sarah Cousins, MPH    310-267-5519    SCousins@mednet.ucla.edu   
Principal Investigator: Rachel Gonzales (Castaneda), MPH, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Azusa Pacific University
University of California, Los Angeles
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rachel Gonzales-Castaneda, MPH, PhD Azusa Pacific University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Azusa Pacific University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01632735     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5K01DA027754-03, 1K01DA027754-01A1
Study First Received: June 29, 2012
Last Updated: July 2, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Azusa Pacific University:
Continuing Care
Youth Substance Abuse
Recovery Support
Mobile Texting

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Behavior, Addictive
Compulsive Behavior
Impulsive Behavior

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014