Mobile Continuing Care Approach for Youth
The primary purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a pilot mobile based continuing care program (monitoring/feedback texting) relative to standard continuing care as usual in reducing relapse and improving psychosocial functioning outcomes in a youth population (under 24) with substance abuse problems.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Mobile Continuing Care Approach for Youth|
- Primary Substance Use (Defined as Substance Received Treatment for) [ Time Frame: Baseline, discahrge, 3 month follow-up, 6 month follow-up, 9 month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Primary substance use relapse was measured by urine tests (0 = negative, 1 = positive).
- Participation in Recovery Behaviors Over Time [ Time Frame: baseline, discharge, 3-, 6- and 9-month follow-ups ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Recovery behaviors defined as mean number of days doing extracurricular/recovery-goal directed activities using repeated measures over time.
- Recovery Confidence (Self-efficacy) Over Time [ Time Frame: baseline, discharge, 3-, 6-, and 9-month follow-ups ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Change/improvements in mean recovery confidence score over time (measured by question "How confident are you in your ability to be completely abstinent (clean) from alcohol and drugs in the next 30 days?" (units on scale included 0=not at all, 1=slightly, 2=moderately, 3=considerably, 4-extremely).
- Social Support Utilization [ Time Frame: Baseline, discahrge, 3 month follow-up, 6 month follow-up, 9 month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Self-help utilization was measured by the question: "In the past 30 days, how many days did you attend self-help meetings like AA or NA to support your recovery?"
|Study Start Date:||February 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Mobile Continuing Care
Behavioral: 12-week Structured Texting intervention focused on recovery monitoring, feedback for self-management, social support and education
Behavioral: Mobile Continuing Care
Behavioral: Mobile Texting 12-week intervention. Delivers daily Recovering monitoring, self-management feedback, and education/social support
No Intervention: Standard Continuing Care as Usual
Continuing care as usual to 12-step facilitation (Anonymous group)
This study will include approximately 80 participants randomized to either 12 weeks of mobile continuing care (intervention) or standard continuing care as usual (control). Participants will be recruited from the treatment programs in Los Angeles County, including Matrix Institute on Addictions, Tarzana Treatment, Twin Town, Phoenix House, and Cri-Help. During the 12-week active program, participants will be monitored monthly via telephone data collection. Both groups will be followed for 10-months using repeated assessments (self-report and urine specimens) at baseline (month 0) and at follow-up points (months 3, 6, and 9).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01632735
|United States, California|
|Azusa Pacific University Psychology Department|
|Azusa, California, United States, 91702|
|Principal Investigator:||Rachel Gonzales-Castaneda, MPH, PhD||Azusa Pacific University|