Remote Monitoring and Contingency Management Reinforcement for Alcohol Abstinence
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01307345|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 2, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 21, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Alcohol Use||Behavioral: contingency management for abstinence||Phase 1|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Remote Monitoring and Contingency Management Reinforcement for Alcohol Abstinence|
|Study Start Date :||February 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2011|
No Intervention: Monitoring Alone
Research assistants will phone or text participants and request videorecordings of breathalyzer samples up to 21 times per week. Participants will receive compensation for each valid videorecording that occurs within the requested one-hour time frame, and bonus compensation each time all requested videorecordings are submitted within the timeframe over a 7-day period, and/or if >90% of prompts are returned over the study period.
Experimental: Monitoring plus contingency management for abstinence
Participants assigned to this condition will receive the same monitoring schedule outlined above, plus the same payment for compliance. In addition, they will receive contingent reinforcement for submission of videorecordings that demonstrate negative breath alcohol samples. For each sample submitted that reads below the cut point, participants will receive vouchers for payment.
Behavioral: contingency management for abstinence
For each breath sample submitted that reads below the cut point, participants will receive a voucher that can be exchanged for a check or gift card. Amounts earned will increase for each consecutive negative sample submitted, up to a maximum amount.
- proportion of negative breath samples submitted [ Time Frame: Week 4 ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01307345
|United States, Connecticut|
|University of Connecticut Health Center|
|Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030-3944|
|Principal Investigator:||Sheila Alessi, Ph.D.||University of Conncecticut Health Center|