Testing Alcohol Only Samples for Drugs and Drugs Only Samples for Alcohol

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Ministry of Internal Affairs, Finland
European Commission
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00648206
First received: March 27, 2008
Last updated: November 1, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

March 27, 2008
November 1, 2013
September 2008
September 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
assessment of both alcohol and drugs in suspected DUI cases [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
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prevalence of psychoactive substances in the general driving population [ Time Frame: three years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
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Testing Alcohol Only Samples for Drugs and Drugs Only Samples for Alcohol
Retrospective Study of Unrequested Analytical Data in DUID-cases From a 2 Week Period

This study intends to supply information about the prevalence of psychoactive drugs and alcohol in suspected DUI samples which are suspected of only one of these rather than both drugs and alcohol.

Police samples for suspected DUI samples that have been sent for alcohol analysis or drug analysis only will be screened for drugs and alcohol respectively.

There are 3 different possibilities for forensic analysis of suspected driving under the influence samples. Testing for alcohol or drugs only or testing for both alcohol and drugs.

Often if the primary suspicion of the apprehending police officer is of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol then only laboratory analysis concerning that primary suspicion is requested.

The study aims to provide information about those 'missed cases' where only analysis for drugs or alcohol is carried out. Traffic police samples from a 2 week period are to be screened for both drugs and alcohol, even if the primary suspicion is only one of these.

The study is part of the EU-project DRUID. Altogether 13 European countries are participating in DRUID.

Observational
Observational Model: Case-Crossover
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Retention:   Samples With DNA
Description:

Whole blood samples are collected for the study. However no DNA detection is done at any point in the study. The laboratory where the samples are analysed does not analyse DNA. DNA is not relevant for this study

Non-Probability Sample

drivers of motorised vehicles in general road traffic

Driving Under the Influence
Not Provided
  • 1
    drivers of motorised vehicles suspected of driving under the influence of psychoactive drugs or alcohol
  • 2
    drivers stopped in police traffic controls and breathalysed positive for alcohol
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
250
October 2011
September 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • driver of a motorised vehicle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 17 years or younger
  • not the driver of a motorised vehicle
Both
18 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Finland
 
NCT00648206
KTL 419-9
No
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs, Finland
  • European Commission
Principal Investigator: Pirjo Lillsunde, Dr National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
November 2013

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