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A Web-Based Intervention to Prevent Drug Abuse Among Adolescent Girls

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment.
Verified March 2013 by Columbia University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Traci M. Schwinn, Columbia University Identifier:
First received: March 8, 2013
Last updated: March 13, 2013
Last verified: March 2013

This study is designed to develop and test a gender-specific, web-based drug abuse prevention program. Study participants will be adolescent girls aged 13 and 14 years who will complete all measures online. Randomly assigned girls will also interact online with a skills-based program and subsequent annual booster sessions.

The study's primary hypothesis is that rates of 30-day alcohol and drug use will be lower among girls assigned to receive the intervention.

Condition Intervention
Drug Abuse Prevention
Behavioral: RealTeen

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Web-Based Intervention to Prevent Drug Abuse Among Adolescent Girls

Further study details as provided by Columbia University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 30-day alcohol and drug use [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measures will ask girls to report, for the past 30 days, the number of: drinks of alcohol consumed, cigarettes smoked, puffs of marijuana, and times they consumed four or more drinks within 2 hours. Girls will also report past 30-day use of: inhalants, ecstasy, club drugs, prescription drugs for recreational use, heroin, and hallucinogens.

Estimated Enrollment: 750
Study Start Date: March 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control
Experimental: Intervention
Behavioral: RealTeen
A web-based, gender-specific program intended improve girls' cognitive and behavioral skills. Each of the 9 sessions requires approximately 20 minutes. After initial intervention, girls will receive two annual booster sessions (i.e., a 20-minute review of previously learned material indexed to new age).


Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 14 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • resident of USA
  • speaks English
  • have private computer with Internet

Exclusion Criteria:


  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01813123

United States, New York
Columbia University School of Social Work Not yet recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10027
Contact: Traci M Schwinn, PhD    212-851-2280   
Principal Investigator: Traci M Schwinn, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Columbia University
Principal Investigator: Traci M Schwinn, PhD Columbia University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Traci M. Schwinn, Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University Identifier: NCT01813123     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AAAJ3409, R01DA031782
Study First Received: March 8, 2013
Last Updated: March 13, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Columbia University:
drug abuse

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on April 17, 2014