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Parent Interventions to Prevent Student Drinking (ACT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01126151
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 19, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 15, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert Turrisi, Penn State University

Brief Summary:
Examine the efficacy of parent interventions to prevent college student drinking in first year students.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alcohol Consumption Behavioral: parent handbook Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The aims of the study are to:

  1. efficacy of parent interventions to prevent college student drinking in first year students;
  2. examine mediators of efficacy; and
  3. examine moderators of efficacy.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1900 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Parent Interventions to Prevent Student Drinking
Study Start Date : July 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: parent handbook
parent handbook to increase the quantity and quality of communications about alcohol
Behavioral: parent handbook
parent handbook
Other Name: Parent Communication Materials
Experimental: parent handbook with boosters
boosters are given to parents at three times (move in, visit weekend; student visits home)
Behavioral: parent handbook
parent handbook
Other Name: Parent Communication Materials
Experimental: parent handbook delay
parent handbook is delayed and given after semester has begun
Behavioral: parent handbook
parent handbook
Other Name: Parent Communication Materials



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. heavy episodic drinking [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ]
    frequency of heavy episodic events


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. drinking related consequences [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ]
    Assess blackouts, hangovers, vomiting, fights, unplanned sex, academic problems and trouble with the police using the RAPI; YAAPST (standard assessment instruments for college alcohol prevention trials)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • first year students

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01126151


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Penn State University
University Park, Pennsylvania, United States, 16802
Sponsors and Collaborators
Penn State University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert Turrisi, Ph.D. Penn State University

Responsible Party: Robert Turrisi, Professor, Penn State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01126151     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01AA015737 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 19, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 15, 2017
Last Verified: December 2017

Keywords provided by Robert Turrisi, Penn State University:
drinking
alcohol consequences

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior