Low-Cost Contingency Management for Hispanic Outpatients - 3

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2017
UConn Health
Information provided by:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a lower-cost contingency management (CM) procedure in Hispanic substance abusing outpatients. Thirty individuals meeting DSM-IV criteria for substance dependence receive one of two conditions: (a) standard treatment, or (b) standard treatment plus prize CM. Using a cross-over design, CM is implemented in a community-based outpatient clinic and compared with non-CM in the same clinic. The participating clinic is randomly assigned to receive either the CM or non-CM phase first; 15 weeks after the final participant in one phase is enrolled, a one-week washout period occurs, followed by a switch to the other phase. Patients initiating outpatient treatment during the non-CM phase receive standard treatment and submit urine and breath samples 2/week during Weeks 1-6 and 1/week during Weeks 7-12. Patients initiating treatment during the CM phase also receive standard treatment and the same breath and urine monitoring. In addition, they earn the opportunity to win prizes for coming to treatment and for submitting negative breath and urine samples. Follow-up interviews are conducted at 1,3,6 and 9 months following intake during which substance use and psychosocial functioning are assessed.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Substance Abuse Behavioral: Contingency management Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Low-Cost Contingency Management for Hispanic Outpatients
Study Start Date : August 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2006

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Drug use [ Time Frame: baseline and each follow-up ]

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

Inclusion criteria:

  • age > 18 years
  • current DSM-IV substance dependence.

Exclusion criteria:

  • have a serious, uncontrolled psychiatric illness (e.g., acute schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe or psychotic major depression, or suicide risk) on the basis of history or medical examination
  • have dementia (<23 on the Mini Mental State Exam; Folstein et al. 1975)
  • DSM-IV diagnosis of pathological gambling
  • plans to move from the Hartford are within 9 months.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00249548

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
UConn Health
Principal Investigator: Nancy Petry, Ph.D. UConn Health

Responsible Party: Nancy Petry, Ph.D., UConn Health Center Identifier: NCT00249548     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIDA-13444-3
First Posted: November 7, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 12, 2017
Last Verified: May 2008

Keywords provided by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):
contingency management
substance abuse

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