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Alcohol Screening in an Ethnically Diverse Sample of Adolescents in Primary Care

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01797835
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 25, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 27, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Valley Community Clinic
University of Pittsburgh
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
RAND

Brief Summary:
Screening youth in the primary care setting is one way to identify adolescents who may be at-risk for future alcohol problems. The current study tests the new NIAAA screening guide questions, which ask about friend and adolescent drinking, to see how well these questions work to predict subsequent alcohol use, problems, and involvement in other risk behaviors, such as sexual risk-taking and delinquency. In addition, the investigators plan to provide a brief motivational intervention for some at-risk teens and see whether alcohol use differs for those teens who receive the intervention and those teens who receive enhanced usual care. The results of this study have the potential to significantly impact the standard of care for identifying and intervening with at- risk youth in primary care settings.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alcohol Use Drug Use Behavioral: CHAT brief MI intervention Behavioral: usual care Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1573 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Alcohol Screening in an Ethnically Diverse Sample of Adolescents in Primary Care
Study Start Date : March 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2018

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Alcohol
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Usual Care
Youth in usual care will receive screening for alcohol and drug use. Those youth who are at risk will have a chance to talk to their provider about their use. They will also receive an informational brochure.
Behavioral: usual care
Youth receive a brochure with information on AOD use.
Experimental: CHAT brief MI intervention
Youth in CHAT will receive screening for alcohol and drug use. Those youth who are at risk will have a chance to talk to their provider about their use. In addition, these youth will CHAT. CHAT is a brief motivational intervention that takes places in the primary care setting. It is a 15-20 minute intervention for adolescents age 12-18 focused on discussing alcohol and drug use. They will also receive a booster call one month later to check in on how they are doing.
Behavioral: CHAT brief MI intervention
CHAT is one 15-20 minute session delivered in a single PC visit and utilizes motivational interviewing with youth to target alcohol and drug use in primary care.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Alcohol use [ Time Frame: Past 30 days ]
    in the past 30 days: Number of times used alcohol, number of drinks, number of heavy drinking days


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. marijuana use [ Time Frame: past 30 days ]
    number of times used marijuana in the past 30 days



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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: 1

  • 12-18
  • speak English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cognitive impairment

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01797835


Locations
United States, California
Valley Community Clinic
North Hollywood, California, United States, 91605
United States, Pennsylvania
UPMC St. Margaret
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15215
Sponsors and Collaborators
RAND
Valley Community Clinic
University of Pittsburgh
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth J D'Amico, PhD RAND

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: RAND
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01797835     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R01AA021786 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: February 25, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 27, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017

Keywords provided by RAND:
adolescents
intervention
motivational interviewing
alcohol and drug use

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ethanol
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs