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The Effect of Computerized Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (CASI) on Alcohol Consumption in Adolescent Patients in the Emergency Department (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 the Computerized Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (CASI) in adolescent patients in the Emergency Department at the UC Irvine Medical Center. This research study will evaluate the effectiveness of the brief intervention compared to standard of care (no intervention). Brief interventions have a high potential impact in ED. Computerized alcohol screening and brief intervention (CASI) is a fast and easy to use tool for patients and healthcare providers. CASI provides the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C)4, from the World Health Organization and CRAFFT3, followed by a brief intervention and customized alcohol intake recommendations for the patient. This study will also determine the effectiveness of the brief intervention in reducing alcohol use/abuse in adolescents between 12-17 years of age.

The overall goal of this study is to identify at risk alcohol use/abuse in adolescents and provide an intervention at an early stage. The current data to support alcohol and screening and brief intervention in adolescents is limited. The researchers hope that this research study will add to the overall body of knowledge in support of using the emergency department as a tool in public health, as it relates to the individual patients morbidity and mortality (pancreatitis, cirrhosis) and to the societal costs of alcohol use (lost days of work, motor vehicle collisions).

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


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Inclusion Criteria:

- Ages 12-17

Exclusion Criteria:

- Intoxicated

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01680627

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: NCT01680627     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-8442
Study First Received: September 4, 2012
Last Updated: September 6, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior processed this record on May 25, 2017