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The iHealth Study in College Students

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00183131
First Posted: September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted: May 6, 2010
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Collaborators:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Boston University
Information provided by:
Boston Medical Center
  Purpose
The objective of this project was to test the feasibility of electronic mail recruitment and web screening for hazardous drinking, to compare different approaches to encouraging screening, and to estimate the effects of minimal and more extensive feedback in preparation for a future alcohol web-based brief intervention study

Condition Intervention Phase
Alcohol Abuse Alcohol Dependence Unhealthy Alcohol Use Risky Alcohol Consumption Amounts Hazardous Alcohol Use Behavioral: Brief Personalized Feedback Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Internet Screening and Brief Intervention for Hazardous Drinking in College Students: A Pilot Study

Further study details as provided by Boston Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in the number of times a subject exceeded per occasion limits
  • Drinking risky amounts
  • Heavy episodic drinking
  • Drinks per day
  • Hazardous drinking

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Abstinence
  • Readiness to change alcohol use
  • Help-seeking
  • Alcohol consequences

Estimated Enrollment: 4300
Study Start Date: October 2004
Study Completion Date: November 2004
Detailed Description:
This pilot study aims to test the feasibility of electronic mail recruitment and web screening for alcohol problems, to compare different approaches to encouraging screening, and to estimate the effects of minimal and more extensive feedback in preparation for a future alcohol web-based brief intervention study. To do so, 4300 freshman adult college students will be randomized to receive an electronic mail request to complete a web alcohol screening test using an alcohol-specific or a general wellness approach. The primary outcome is the proportion of respondents who complete alcohol screening. Additional outcomes include readiness to change drinking, help-seeking, alcohol consumption and consequences. The results of this pilot study will provide information useful to 1) colleges deciding how best to implement universal screening for hazardous alcohol use, and 2) in the preparation of a larger study of web-based screening and brief intervention for hazardous drinking in college students.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Full time student
  • College freshman

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00183131


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Medical Center
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Boston University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Richard Saitz, M.D., M.P.H. Boston University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00183131     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIAAASAI013759
P60AA013759 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
NIH P60 AA013759
First Submitted: September 9, 2005
First Posted: September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted: May 6, 2010
Last Verified: December 2007

Keywords provided by Boston Medical Center:
Alcohol
Alcohol abuse
Alcohol dependence
Alcohol consumption
Unhealthy alcohol use
Screening
Brief Intervention
Effectiveness
Electronic intervention
Web-based intervention
College students

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcoholism
Alcohol Drinking
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Drinking Behavior