A Web App for Patients With Alcohol and Drug Use Problems in Primary Care

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 12, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 14, 2013
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Behavior Therapy Associates, LLP

Brief Summary:
The objective of this pilot study is to evaluate the feasibility and technical merit of a web application for patients in primary care called Check-up and Choices (CC).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alcohol Abuse Drug Abuse Behavioral: Web app Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The overall objective of this project is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate a web application called Check-up and Choices (CC). CC will be developed for use in primary care. It would tightly integrate screening for heavy drinking and drug use, a brief motivational intervention for hazardous or heavy drinkers, a moderation training protocol for less dependent problem drinkers, and an abstinence-oriented protocol for more dependent drinkers and drug abusers. The brief motivational intervention will be tailored to the patient's age. Its purpose will be to motivate problem drinkers to change their drinking. The action-oriented moderation and abstinence protocols are cognitive-behavioral interventions (CBIs) that provide patients with the skills to maximize their chances of success with changing their drinking and/or drug use.

The investigators have already developed these elements but they are not integrated into a single program with appropriate branching between them. Nor has the content been tailored for use in primary care.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Web App for Patients With Alcohol and Drug Use Problems in Primary Care
Study Start Date : April 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Web app evaluation group Behavioral: Web app
The Checkup and Choices web application

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Feasibility Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Within 1 month of enrollment with an expected average of 1 week.. ]
    A 17 item questionnaire that asks about the feasibility of using the web app with patients in primary care and the app's technical merit.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • physicians,
  • nurses,
  • nurse practitioners,
  • physician's assistants,
  • psychologists embedded in primary care settings, and
  • other mental health counselors embedded in primary care settings.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01830114

United States, New Mexico
Behavior Therapy Associates, LLC
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87112
Sponsors and Collaborators
Behavior Therapy Associates, LLP
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Responsible Party: Behavior Therapy Associates, LLP Identifier: NCT01830114     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CheckupAndChoicesPilot
1R43AA022024-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: April 12, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 14, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Keywords provided by Behavior Therapy Associates, LLP:
alcohol abuse
drug abuse
hazardous alcohol use
hazardous drug use

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Substance-Related Disorders
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs