CHIPs or College Health Intervention Projects

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 25, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 8, 2014
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Brief Summary:
The goal of the study is to test the efficacy of brief clinician advice in reducing the frequency of high-risk drinking and alcohol-related harm in a population of college students seeking care at five university health care clinics. High-risk drinking is defined as 1) 8 or more episodes of heavy drinking (5 or more drinks in a row) in the past 28 days for male and female students, and/or 2) 50 drinks for male and 40 drinks for female students in the past 28 days, and/or 3) 15 drinks for male and 12 drinks for female students in the past 7 days, and/or 4) One or more episode(s) of heavy drinking which includes 15 or more drinks in a row.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alcohol Abuse Behavioral: counseling Other: Brief Intervention Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Official Title: "Primary Care Alcohol Intervention in College Students"
Study Start Date : May 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Brief clinician advice Behavioral: counseling
Physicians discussed high-risk/binge drinking with college-aged individuals in a health care setting.

Other: Brief Intervention
Physicians discussed effects of high-risk/binge drinking with college-aged individuals in a health care setting.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in binge/high-risk drinking in college-aged students. [ Time Frame: 6-months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. c) fr. of accidents, d) fr. of campus vandalism and interaction police; e) academic perf; f) fr. of unwanted sex; g) fr. of high-risk sex; h) fr. of physical altercations i) ER visits and hospital days; and j) cost vs. benefit of the intervention. [ Time Frame: 6-months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • subjects who screen positive for high risk drinking on the Health Screening Survey (HSS) and Baseline interview

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Students who will be leaving campus due to graduation or for an extended absence prior to the first face to face intervention Female students who are pregnant at the time of randomization Students who are currently suicidal at the time of the baseline interview Students under 18 years of age Students who drink more than 200 drinks in 28 days (referred for treatment).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00244049

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Michael Fleming, MD University of Wisconsin, Madison

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00244049     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R01AA014685-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
1R01AA014685-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: October 25, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 8, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

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