Ultra-brief Intervention for Problem Drinkers
The major objective of this proposal is to conduct a randomized controlled trial of an ultra-brief, personalized feedback intervention (a pamphlet) for problem drinkers. Subjects will be recruited via a telephone survey which will collect baseline data. The households of half of the subjects will receive the pamphlet as unaddressed ad mail shortly thereafter. Follow-up interviews will be conducted, by telephone, three and six months after the mailing of the pamphlets.
Hypothesis 1: Respondents from households who receive the pamphlet will display significantly improved drinking outcomes at the three-month and six-month follow-ups as compared to respondents from households in the no intervention control condition.
Hypothesis 2: More calls will be received on a help-line listed on the pamphlet (and advertised elsewhere) from residents of households who receive the pamphlet as compared to residents from households who do not receive the pamphlet.
Hypotheses 3 - 6 deal with mediator and moderator hypotheses, exploring the role of perceived risk, perceived drinking norms, and drinking for social reasons.
|Problem Drinking Alcoholism||Behavioral: Pamphlet-based personalized alcohol feedback (PAF) Behavioral: control pamphlet condition|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Ultra-brief Intervention for Problem Drinkers|
- frequency of alcohol consumption [ Time Frame: measured at 3 and 6 months into the study ]
- alcoholic drinks per occasion [ Time Frame: measured at 3 and 6 months into the study ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Behavioral: Pamphlet-based personalized alcohol feedback (PAF)
participants in this condition will be mailed their respective pamphlets
|Placebo Comparator: 2||
Behavioral: control pamphlet condition
The goal is to test if it is the specific content of the pamphlet that leads to the change or just the receipt of any pamphlet.
|No Intervention: No intervention control|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00688584
|United States, California|
|Stanford University School of Medicine|
|Stanford, California, United States, 94305|
|United States, Washington|
|University of Washington|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98105-6099|
|University of Alberta|
|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2H1|
|Centre for Addiction and Mental Health|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 1R8|
|Principal Investigator:||John Cunningham, PhD||Centre for Addiction and Mental Health|