Brief Counseling to Reduce Injuries Among Emergency Department Patients Who Report Alcohol and Substance Use
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
|Alcohol Drinking Marijuana Smoking||Behavioral: brief counseling||Phase 2 Phase 3|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Reducing Injury, ETOH and THC Use Among ED Patients|
- Substance use; injuries, alcohol and marijuana negative consequences [ Time Frame: 3 and 12 months ]
- Mediators and moderators of treatment efficacy [ Time Frame: 3 and 12 months ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
two brief counseling sessions delivered to ED patients who report conjoint alcohol and marijuana use
Behavioral: brief counseling
baseline assessment + two 40 minute sessions of brief counseling
Alcohol and substance use remain a significant predictor of injuries, health and psychosocial consequences.
ED patients who were not being treated for critical conditions were asked about their use of alcohol and marijuana. Patients who self-reported the use of both substances were asked to participate in the study.
Recruited participants were given a baseline assessment and then randomized a treatment or a control condition. The treatment condition consisted of two 40 minute sessions of brief counseling. The first session took place in the ED the second session occurred within two weeks of being seen in the ED.
Participants completed assessments three and twelve months after being recruited in the ED. The primary dependent variables for this study are 12 month injuries and self-reported levels of negative life consequences associated with alcohol and marijuana use.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00547963
|United States, Rhode Island|
|Injury Prevention Center, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University|
|Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903|
|Principal Investigator:||Janette Baird, PhD||Injury Prevention Center, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University|