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Therapists to Administer Contingency Management-Therapist Phase - 1

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00249626
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 21, 2011
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
UConn Health

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to train therapists to administer contingency management (CM). This project will train up to 42 community-based treatment providers about the rationale for and the specifics of administering CM. Initial training will occur in 2-day workshops, followed by weekly supervision in delivery of CM with test cases. We expect that the majority of therapists will achieve high levels of competence and adherence in administering CM treatment within 3-5 test cases, as measured by ratings of audiotapes. To examine the efficacy of CM, each therapist who achieves adherence and competence in delivering CM will administer standard treatment alone or standard treatment plus CM to substance-abusing outpatients. In the CM condition, patients will have the opportunity to win prizes for submission of negative samples, and the treatment will be in effect for 12 weeks. In total, up to 200 patients will be randomly assigned to one of the two conditions. A research evaluator will conduct follow-up assessments, scheduled for 3, 6 and 9 months after treatment initiation.

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

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 42 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Therapists to Administer Contingency Management-Therapist Phase
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Contingency management
    Rewards (prizes) for abstinence


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. urinalysis results [ Time Frame: baseline and at 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:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Therapists who volunteer must have:

  • at least one-year experience treating substance abusers, and at least 6 months employment at that center
  • must commit to being available for both the workshop and individual training
  • must be willing to allow random assignment of their patients to CM and non-CM treatments

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00249626


Locations
United States, Connecticut
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030
Sponsors and Collaborators
UConn Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nancy Petry, Ph.D. UConn Health

Responsible Party: UConn Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00249626     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIDA-16855-1
R01DA016855 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R01-16855-1
First Posted: November 7, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 21, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011

Keywords provided by UConn Health:
Contingency management
substance abuse treatment

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