Services Interventions for Injured ED Problem Drinkers

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2005 by University of Michigan.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by:
University of Michigan Identifier:
First received: October 4, 2005
Last updated: December 29, 2005
Last verified: October 2005
This study will compare three alternative interventions in the ED to promote substance abuse assessment, referral, and treatment entry: 1) a 5 session strengths-based case management model (SBCM); 2) a 2-session motivational enhancement therapy (MET); or 3) a one-time brief informational feedback (BIF) session. The primary outcome variables for this trial include follow-through on receiving an assessment and referral, treatment engagement, degree of treatment completion, alcohol-related measures, healt service utilization, health status changes, and psychosocial factors.

Condition Intervention
Alcohol Abuse
Behavioral: Strengths Based Case Management
Behavioral: Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Behavioral: Brief Informational Feedback

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label

Further study details as provided by University of Michigan:


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • (1) adults age 18 and over presenting to the Emergency Department at Hurley Medical Center within 24 hours of an injury; (2) ability to provide informed consent.

For intervention portion of the project: (1) meets DSM-IV criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence in the following year. (Patients who meet abuse/dependence criteria for alcohol may also be using other drugs. They will be included in the study ONLY if they do not meet criteria for past year drug abuse/dependence).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • (1) adult patients who do not understand English; (2) prisoners; (3) pregnant women; (4) institutionalized patients (e.g. nursing home residents); (5) adults classified by medical staff as "Level 1 trauma"; (6) adults deemed unable to provide informed consent (e.g. intoxication, mental incompetence, under guardianship); (7) patients treated in the ED for suicide attempts and sexual assault; (8) patients meeting past year drug abuse/dependence criteria; and (9) patients who have been in treatment for alcohol or other drug abuse/dependence in the previous year.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00234221

Contact: Lynn S Massey, MSW 734-998-7454 ext 319

United States, Michigan
Hurley Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Flint, Michigan, United States, 48503
Contact: Lynn S Massey, MSW    810-424-4874   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Frederic C Blow, PhD University of Michigan
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00234221     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R01AA014665-01A1 
Study First Received: October 4, 2005
Last Updated: December 29, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on February 10, 2016