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Parent Interventions to Prevent Student Drinking (ACT)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2010 by Penn State University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01126151
First Posted: May 19, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 19, 2010
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Information provided by:
Penn State University
  Purpose
Examine the efficacy of parent interventions to prevent college student drinking in first year students.

Condition Intervention
Alcohol Consumption Behavioral: parent handbook

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Parent Interventions to Prevent Student Drinking

Further study details as provided by Penn State University:

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


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 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)


Estimated Enrollment: 1200
Study Start Date: July 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

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.
  Eligibility

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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:

  Contacts and Locations
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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
  More Information

Responsible Party: Robert Turrisi, Ph.D., Penn State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01126151     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01AA015737 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: May 17, 2010
First Posted: May 19, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 19, 2010
Last Verified: April 2010

Keywords provided by Penn State University:
drinking
alcohol consequences

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior