Medical Office Intervention for Adolescent Drug Use - Attention Study Supplement

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Children's Hospital Boston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00593034
First received: January 3, 2008
Last updated: March 7, 2011
Last verified: March 2011

January 3, 2008
March 7, 2011
February 2007
February 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Score on the Connors Continuous Performance Test II (CCPT II) [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00593034 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Percentage of days abstinent [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Medical Office Intervention for Adolescent Drug Use - Attention Study Supplement
Medical Office Intervention for Adolescent Drug Use - Research Supplement for Under-represented Minorities

This study will use the CCPT II to assess attention in 12-21 year olds enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of a brief behavioral treatment for substance abuse.

This study will describe at baseline levels of attention using a well validated instrument (Connors Continuous Performance Test II) and explore the association between attention levels and substance use. The primary study hypothesis is that lower initial levels of substance use (as measured by percent days abstinent) will be associated with higher attention levels. We envision that this data will inform a better understanding of how attention may modify treatment response.

Research among adolescents with substance use problems presents unique challenges to investigators. Issues with recruitment, confidentiality, and follow-up have been cited as common limitations to research in this area. One likely contributor to decreased treatment persistence and follow-up is the limited ability to sustain attention that many adolescents, especially those with substance problems, may manifest. (Taper, 2002) Thus, assessing attention before beginning substance abuse treatment has the potential not only to inform the science of adolescent addiction medicine, but also to guide the development of therapies to specifically address attention deficits among adolescent substance users. Adolescent outpatients being treated for substance problems have not been systematically studied for clinical or subclinical attention levels.

The primary aims this study are as follows:

  1. To test the feasibility of administering the Connors Continuous Performance Test II (CCPT II), a well validated measure of attention, to a sample of 12-21 year old patients receiving treatment for substance abuse.
  2. To obtain baseline descriptive statistics on the CCPT II in a previously understudied group of young patients receiving treatment for substance abuse.
  3. To estimate the magnitude of the association between substance use and levels of attention at baseline before treatment.
  4. To explore the degree to which attention may affect response to substance abuse treatment in general and specifically motivational interviewing.
Observational
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample

Participants in this study will be 12-21 year old patients who have been referred to the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program for evaluation of drug or alcohol use and are participating in the parent study, "Medical Office Intervention for Adolescent Drug Abuse."

Substance-related Disorders
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Participants in this study will be 12-21 year old patients who have been referred to the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program for evaluation of drug or alcohol use and are participating in the parent study, "Medical Office Intervention for Adolescent Drug Abuse."

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
42
February 2008
February 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • CRAFFT score of 1 or more
  • Have used cannabis, alcohol or another drug on at least two occasions during the 30 days preceding their visit
  • Can read and understand English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Require immediate hospitalization or referral to residential substance abuse treatment
  • Will not be available to complete the study assessments over the next 9 months.
Both
12 Years to 21 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00593034
R01 DA014553-03S1
Yes
John R. Knight, MD, Children's Hospital Boston
Children's Hospital Boston
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Principal Investigator: John R Knight, MD Children's Hospital Boston
Children's Hospital Boston
March 2011

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