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Phone Intervention for Alcohol (ETOH) Use in Emergency Department Motor Vehicle Crash (ED MVC) Patients (DIAL)

Expanded access is currently available for this treatment.
Verified February 2009 by Rhode Island Hospital
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rhode Island Hospital Identifier:
First received: April 5, 2007
Last updated: March 29, 2011
Last verified: February 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine if a brief counseling intervention, delivered by telephone, is more effective than standard ED care, to reduce future alcohol related injuries and alcohol related negative consequences, among patients treated in the ED for injuries from an MVC and other injury mechanisms.

Condition Intervention
Alcoholic Intoxication Wounds and Injuries Behavioral: Brief Telephone Counseling for risky aclohol use

Study Type: Expanded Access     What is Expanded Access?
Official Title: Study of Effectiveness of BI Given to Injured MVC ED Patients Who Use Alcohol Harmfully and Hazardously

Further study details as provided by Rhode Island Hospital:

Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Brief Telephone Counseling for risky aclohol use
    Two brief sessions (30-40 minutes) of brief counseling using a motivational interviewing approach. The counseling session are delivered by telephone and focus on the alcohol use of inuured ED patients who randomize into the treatment arm of the study. Patient who randomize into the controla rm of the study receive standard emergency department care only plus study assessments.
Detailed Description:

Alcohol related motor vehicle crashes (MVC) continue to be a substantial public health problem. Brief interventions for alcohol (BI) for injured ED patients have been demonstrated to be effective, and perhaps more so for MVC patients.

Telephone interventions have been utilized in varying ways in health care. We compared the delivery of two brief interventions by telephone against an assessment only condition. Participants who received the BI and the assessment only condition were contacted 3 and 12 months after recruitment. Data about alcohol use, injuries and high risk behaviors, including drinking and driving behaviors were collected at the 3 and 12 month follow-up assessments.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Emergency department patient
  • Subacute injury
  • Motor vehicle crash or other injury
  • Alcohol use at harmful and hazardous levels

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Younger than 18 years old
  • Does not meet alcohol use criteria
  • Non-English speaker
  • In police custody
  • Suicidal
  • Psychiatric diagnosis
  • No locator
  • Injury occurred > 72 hours prior to ED visit
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00457548

Contact: Janette Baird, PhD 401-444-2976
Contact: Michael MJ Mello, MD, MPH 401-444-2685

Sponsors and Collaborators
Rhode Island Hospital
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Michale Mello MD MPH, Rhode Island Hospital Identifier: NCT00457548     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R49/CCR123228-03
Study First Received: April 5, 2007
Last Updated: March 29, 2011

Keywords provided by Rhode Island Hospital:
Alcohol use
Brief Interventions
Emergency Department Patients
Harmful and hazardous alcohol use among ED injured patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Alcoholic Intoxication
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
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