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Binge Drinking Among Youngs is a Risk Factor for Alcohol Use Disorders

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03062189
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 23, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 27, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Giovanni Addolorato, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study was to assess drinking habits and patterns of alcohol consumption, smoking habits, use of illicit drugs and the prevalence of binge drinking and alcohol use disorders among Italian young students. Furthermore to investigate the correlation between binge drinking and alcohol use disorders.

Condition or disease
Binge Drinking

Detailed Description:
This study was performed on 2,704 subjects attending high school, through the administration of questionnaires regarding socio-demographic data, anthropometric characteristics, pattern and amount of alcohol intake, smoking habits, use of illicit drugs and physical activity were administered to students. Moreover mood and anxiety were evaluated through AUDIT, STAI-Y1, STAY-Y2 and ZUNG. The aim of the study was to assess drinking habits and patterns of alcohol consumption, smoking habits, use of illicit drugs and the prevalence of binge drinking and alcohol use disorders among Italian young students. Furthermore to investigate the correlation between binge drinking and alcohol use disorders.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2704 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Binge Drinking Among Young Students is a Risk Factor for the Development of Alcohol Use Disorders: Results From an Epidemiologic-observational Study
Study Start Date : January 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Alcohol




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Binge drinking behavior [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Binge drinking behavior was defined as an alcohol consumption of more than 5 drinks within about two hour period


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Amount of alcoholic beverage consumed [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    One drink is defined as an amount of alcoholic beverages containing 12 g of absolute alcoho

  2. Type of alcoholic beverage consumed [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  3. Frequency of alcohol consumption [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  4. Alcohol consumption outside meals [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    One drink is defined as an amount of alcoholic beverages containing 12 g of absolute alcoho

  5. Frequency of alcohol drinking outside meals [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    One drink is defined as an amount of alcoholic beverages containing 12 g of absolute alcoho

  6. Amount of cigarettes smoked [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  7. Frequency of cigarettes smoked [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  8. Type of illicit drugs used [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  9. Frequency of illicit drugs used [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  10. Diagnosis of Alcohol Use Disorder [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    According AUDIT score

  11. STAI score [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    STAI assess existing anxiety a predisposition to anxious reaction as a personality characteristic. Itis structuredby two axes (y1 for state anxiety and y2 for trait anxiety), both consisting of 20 multiple-choice items; each item has a score from 1 to 4; the total score of y1 and y 2 axes can range from 20 to 80. This test was selected for simplicity, validity and reliability. The subjects evaluated were divided as high and low anxious and a value of 40 was used to distinguish the two groups

  12. Zung-SDS [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Zung-SDS constitutes an effective instrument in screening for depression and its positive predictive value of a diagnosis of depression is between 88.7% and 92.3%. The Zung-SDS contains 20 multiple items with a score from 1 to 4 each; total score above 50 indicates a condition of depression



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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 19 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
2,704 subjects attending high school in three italian cities
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects attending high school of three italian cities (Rome, Latina, Frosinone)
  • Subjects aged between 13 and 19 years
  • Subjects that accept the interview

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects that don't accept the interview

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Giovanni Addolorato, MD Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome

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Responsible Party: Giovanni Addolorato, Principal Investigator, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03062189     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BingeDrinkingamongYoungStudy
First Posted: February 23, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alcoholism
Binge Drinking
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior