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The Efficacy of Computerized Alcohol Screening and Intervention (CASI) in At-Risk Emergency Department and Trauma Patients (CASI)

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 September 2012 by Shahram Lotfipour, University of California, Irvine.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shahram Lotfipour, University of California, Irvine Identifier:
First received: September 4, 2012
Last updated: September 6, 2012
Last verified: September 2012

The purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of computerized alcohol screening and brief intervention in the UC Irvine Medical Center Emergency Department (ED) and Trauma Patients. Brief interventions have a high potential impact in ED and Trauma populations. Computerized alcohol screening and brief intervention (CASI) is a fast and easy to use tool for patients and healthcare providers. CASI mitigates barriers to proper screening and intervention, including time, availability of trained personnel, patient comfort, and language barriers. CASI provides the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) followed by a brief intervention and customized alcohol intake recomendations for the patient.

The intervention of this study will be the addition of a brief CASI questionnaire to the standard of care for a random subset of subjects. All subjects who screen positive for hazardous alcohol use will be followed up and reassessed for alcohol use. The researchers hypothesize that the addition of CASI will lead to a decrease in alcohol intake within three months. The basis of this research is evidence of the effectiveness in the CASI system, the growing public health issue of alcohol abuse, the need to be able to provide effective screening and brief intervention in the high volume ED settings, and findings that the primary method to reduce traumatic death is prevention.

Condition Intervention
Alcohol Consumption Behavioral: CASI

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Shahram Lotfipour, University of California, Irvine:

Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
At Risk Adult Drinkers
Behavioral: CASI


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Emergency Department

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Trauma and ED patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under the age of 18
  • Intoxicated
  • Psychiatric
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01680614

United States, California
UC Irvine Medical Center Recruiting
Orange, California, United States, 92868
Contact: Shahram Lotfipour, MD    714-456-2326   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Irvine
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Shahram Lotfipour, Principal Investigator, University of California, Irvine Identifier: NCT01680614     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-8155
Study First Received: September 4, 2012
Last Updated: September 6, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior processed this record on September 19, 2017