Pilot Study of a Computer-Based Intervention for Alcohol Misuse in the Emergency Department
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01146665|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 17, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Alcohol Consumption||Behavioral: Computer-based Personalized Assessment Feedback Behavioral: Computer-based sham||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||44 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Pilot Study of a Computer-Based Intervention for Alcohol Misuse in the Emergency Department|
|Study Start Date :||July 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2013|
|Experimental: medical care plus computer-based PAF||
Behavioral: Computer-based Personalized Assessment Feedback
This type of brief intervention targets norm misperceptions, for example summarizing a person's drinking in comparison to the average male or female in the general population. Theoretically, such normative feedback corrects norm misperceptions and motivates drinkers to re-evaluate their consumption patterns.
|Sham Comparator: medical care plus computer-based sham||
Behavioral: Computer-based sham
Similar in format and duration as the Personalized Assessment Feedback but will engage youth in nutrition and exercise-related questions.
- change in youth alcohol use [ Time Frame: baseline, 1 and 3 months post-intervention ]
- change in health care system utilization by youth [ Time Frame: baseline, 1 and 3 months post-intervention ]
- recruitment rates [ Time Frame: 18 months ]To be calculated following active recruitment (18 months from study start date of patient enrolment).
- retention rates [ Time Frame: 1 and 3 months post-intervention ]
- knowledge of treatment allocation [ Time Frame: post-intervention (day 1) ]
- PAF feasibility and acceptability [ Time Frame: youth: post-intervention (day 1); physicians and research staff: post-trial (18 months) ]The acceptability of the Personalized Assessment Feedback (PAF) intervention will be assessed by youth post-intervention and ED physicians and research staff post-trial using a study developed, 4-item questionnaire focusing on satisfaction with design and length of PAF, perceptions of helpfulness, credibility of the feedback provided by the PAF and user friendliness. PAF feasibility will be discussed by the team by examining the other secondary outcomes.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01146665
|Alberta Children's Hospital Emergency Department|
|Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Stollery Children's Hospital Emergency Department|
|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2C8|
|Canada, Nova Scotia|
|IWK Health Centre|
|Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 6R8|
|Principal Investigator:||Amanda Newton, PhD||Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta|
|Principal Investigator:||Kathryn Dong, MD||Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta|