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

This study has been completed.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Behavior Therapy Associates, LLP
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: April 8, 2013
Last updated: June 13, 2013
Last verified: June 2013
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 Intervention
Alcohol Abuse
Drug Abuse
Behavioral: Web app

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Web App for Patients With Alcohol and Drug Use Problems in Primary Care

Further study details as provided by Behavior Therapy Associates, LLP:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Feasibility Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Within 1 month of enrollment with an expected average of 1 week.. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    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.

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: April 2013
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Web app evaluation group Behavioral: Web app
The Checkup and Choices web application

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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: 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)
  More Information

Responsible Party: Behavior Therapy Associates, LLP
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01830114     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CheckupAndChoicesPilot  1R43AA022024-01 
Study First Received: April 8, 2013
Last Updated: June 13, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
United States: Federal Government

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 30, 2016