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ReDIAL: A Telephone Brief Intervention for Injured Emergency Department Patients (ReDIAL)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01326169
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 30, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2014
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The goal of this study is to reduce impaired driving, risky driving and alcohol-related negative consequences among injured emergency department (ED) patients through a telephone brief intervention. This study will allow researchers to test a novel method of brief intervention that has the potential to be convenient and efficient mechanism to deliver an intervention to an at-risk population. Eligible patients will be consented in the ED, will receive an assessment and then will be randomized into one of two conditions: 1) telephone brief intervention or 2) a comparison control group with a home safety educational program. The participant will also receive an appointment for an initial telephone call. Both conditions will be provided over three telephone sessions: the initial call (immediately following randomization) and two booster calls at 2 weeks and 6 weeks after randomization. Participants will provide information about their alcohol use, alcohol-related injuries, impaired driving, and other driving related negative consequences at 4, 8, and 12 months post-randomization.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Alcohol Drinking Behavioral: Brief intervention Behavioral: Standard care

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 730 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: ReDIAL: A Telephone Brief Intervention for Injured Emergency Department Patients
Study Start Date : March 2010
Primary Completion Date : March 2013
Study Completion Date : May 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Alcohol
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Standard care
No intervention
Behavioral: Standard care
No intervention
Experimental: Counseling
Telephone-delivered counseling
Behavioral: Brief intervention
Telephone-delivered counseling

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in number of patients with alcohol-related negative consequences from baseline to 4, 8, and 12 months post-randomization [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in alcohol-related negatve consequences at 4, 8, and 12 months ]
    Specifically, the effect of the intervention on alcohol-related injuries and alcohol-related psychosocial consequences from baseline at 4, 8, and 12 months post-randomization.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluation of mechanisms of change model [ Time Frame: 12 months post-randomization ]
    Determine the moderators and mediators of primary outcomes.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English or Spanish speaking
  • Age greater than 17 years
  • ASSIST score >=11
  • Injured Emergency Department patient at time of consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Medically unable to give consent
  • Not English or Spanish speaking
  • Homeless
  • Cannot be contacted by telephone
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01326169

United States, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02906
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rhode Island Hospital
Principal Investigator: Michael J Mello, MD, MPH Rhode Island Hospital
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Michael J. Mello, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator, Rhode Island Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01326169     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R01AA017895 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: March 30, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 11, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014

Keywords provided by Michael J. Mello, MD, MPH, Rhode Island Hospital:
brief intervention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Drinking Behavior