Brief Interventions in General Hospital (BIG) (BIG)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00982306|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2010 by Partnerships in Care.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : September 23, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 29, 2010
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Alcoholism||Behavioral: Brief intervention||Phase 1|
Purpose To evaluate the effectiveness of brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol abusers admitted to medical and surgical wards at the Southern General Hospital
Evidence for brief interventions in general hospital Further research is required to prove the benefits of brief interventions within general hospital, based on evidence from the Cochrane systematic review 'Brief interventions for heavy alcohol users admitted to general hospital wards' (McQueen et al 2009).
Links with national and international agendas The European Health Target12 supports a reduction in harm from alcohol drugs and tobacco. By the year 2015 the adverse health effects from the consumption of addictive substances such as alcohol should be reduced by all member states (European Health for all targets 1998) The Scottish government has set HEAT (Health improvement, efficacy and governance access and treatment) target for the NHS to deliver 149,449 alcohol brief intervention cumulatively over the period of 2008/9-2010/11 (Scottish Alcohol and Drugs Workforce 2008).
Research Design This study will employ a randomised control trial design. The primary outcome measure will be grams of alcohol consumed per week, measures will be taken at baseline, six months and one year post intervention. Secondary outcomes will consist of brief intervention's impact on hospital re-admission rates, attendance at A&E and mortality rates.
|Study Type :||Interventional|
|Estimated Enrollment :||294 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Brief Interventions for Heavy Alcohol Users Admitted to General Hospital|
|Study Start Date :||February 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||February 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 2012|
- Behavioral: Brief intervention
20 minute one to one counseling session
- Alcohol consumption in units [ Time Frame: 6 months and one year ]
- Hospital readmissions [ Time Frame: one year ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00982306
|Contact: Jean McQueen, MSc||01292 email@example.com|
|Southern General Hospital||Recruiting|
|Glasgow, United Kingdom, G51 4TF|
|Contact: Victoria Hardy, MSc 0141 201 1593 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Victoria Hardy, MSC|