A Web-Based Intervention to Prevent Drug Abuse Among Adolescent Girls
This study is designed to develop and test a gender-specific, web-based drug abuse prevention program. Study participants will be adolescent girls aged 13 and 14 years who will complete all measures online. Randomly assigned girls will also interact online with a skills-based program and subsequent annual booster sessions.
The study's primary hypothesis is that rates of 30-day alcohol and drug use will be lower among girls assigned to receive the intervention.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||A Web-Based Intervention to Prevent Drug Abuse Among Adolescent Girls|
- 30-day alcohol and drug use [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ]Measures will ask girls to report, for the past 30 days, the number of: drinks of alcohol consumed, cigarettes smoked, puffs of marijuana, and times they consumed four or more drinks within 2 hours. Girls will also report past 30-day use of: inhalants, ecstasy, club drugs, prescription drugs for recreational use, heroin, and hallucinogens.
|Study Start Date:||March 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|No Intervention: Control|
A web-based, gender-specific program intended improve girls' cognitive and behavioral skills. Each of the 9 sessions requires approximately 20 minutes. After initial intervention, girls will receive two annual booster sessions (i.e., a 20-minute review of previously learned material indexed to new age).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01813123
|United States, New York|
|Columbia University School of Social Work|
|New York, New York, United States, 10027|
|Principal Investigator:||Traci M Schwinn, PhD||Columbia University|