Comparing the Efficacy of Several Popular Online Interventions to Reduce Hazardous Alcohol Consumption
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03060135|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 23, 2017
Last Update Posted : October 25, 2017
There are a number of popular, freely available online interventions targeting hazardous alcohol consumption. Unfortunately, most have limited or no published evidence regarding their efficacy. Of particular interest is the intervention, 'Hello Sunday Morning.' The current project proposes to evaluate its' efficacy employing a RCT, using The Check Your Drinking intervention as an active comparator in the trial.
Participants will be recruited through Amazon's MTurk crowdsourcing platform. Potential participants identified as problem drinkers based on an initial survey will be invited to complete another survey in 6 months time. Those who agree to be followed-up will be assigned by chance to be asked versus not asked to access one of the interventions and then recontacted 6 months later to ask about their drinking and their impressions of the online intervention. The primary hypothesis to be tested is that participants receiving access to any of the online interventions will report a greater level of reduction in number of drinks in a typical week between the baseline survey and six-month follow-up as compared to participants in the control condition.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Alcohol Consumption||Behavioral: Check Your Drinking Behavioral: Hello Sunday Morning||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||878 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Comparing the Efficacy of Several Popular Online Interventions to Reduce Hazardous Alcohol Consumption: Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 24, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 23, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 23, 2017|
No Intervention: No Intervention: Control
A questionnaire that asks individuals what components of an online intervention they might find useful.
Active Comparator: Check Your Drinking (CYD)
The CYD is a brief online intervention designed to provide personalized normative feedback aimed at motivating reductions in drinking
Behavioral: Check Your Drinking
A anonymous brief survey designed to provide normative feedback of individual's drinking with the intent of motivating reductions in drinking
Experimental: Hello Sunday Morning
Internet based program designed to assess drinking patterns, and support self-determined goals for abstinence, by providing users with an online platform and community to discuss progress and goals.
Behavioral: Hello Sunday Morning
Brief online intervention that allows Individual's reflect on their drinking reductions progress and goals.
- Change in the variable, number of drinks in a typical week, from baseline measurement to 6-month follow-up [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Sum of number of drinks consumed in a typical week
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03060135
|Centre for Addiction and Mental Health|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 2S1|
|Principal Investigator:||John A Cunningham, PhD||Centre for Addiction and Mental Health|