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Social Media Intervention for Cannabis Use in Emerging Adults

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04187989
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 5, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 19, 2021
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Erin Bonar, University of Michigan

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to develop and test social media interventions to help young people increase well-being and reduce risky behaviors. The study will help researchers learn about ways to deliver wellness information in a way that is appealing and helpful to young people who use Facebook.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cannabis Use Behavioral: Social Media Intervention Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 159 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Social Media Intervention for Cannabis Use in Emerging Adults
Actual Study Start Date : February 3, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 18, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : December 18, 2020

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Marijuana

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Social Media Intervention
Facebook page that will deliver health information focused on increasing well-being and reducing risky behaviors.
Behavioral: Social Media Intervention
Information will be posted by e-coaches. You can interact with the e-coaches as well as other study members in your group.

No Intervention: Control
An Attention-Control E-News (control) condition



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in frequency of cannabis use as reported on the Timeline Follow-Back (TLFB) [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months post-baseline ]
    30-day TLFB self-report will be used to assess total number of days of cannabis use.

  2. Change in quantity of cannabis used as reported on the Timeline Follow-Back (TLFB) [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 month post-baseline ]
    30-day Timeline Follow-Back (TLFB) self-report will be used to assess quantity (grams) of cannabis consumed.

  3. Change in Consequences of Cannabis Use as measured by the Marijuana Adolescent Consequences Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months post-baseline ]

    Marijuana Adolescent Consequences Questionnaire will be used to assess past 3 month consequences of cannabis use. Consequences are measured by report of number of times incidents from the list of 26 items (e.g., quality of work suffered, had less energy, etc.) resulted from cannabis use. Responses will be dichotomized (0 = never, 1= greater than never) and summed for a total score reflecting total number of consequences.

    Response scale:

    Never 1-2 times 3-5 times 6-10 times More than 10 times



Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in perceived risk of cannabis use as measured by modified items from the Monitoring the Future survey [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months post-baseline ]
    Two items rating current opinion on a scale from "no risk" to "great risk" of their perceived risk harm from occasional cannabis use and regular use.

  2. Change in peer approval/disapproval of cannabis use as measured by item modified from Monitoring the Future Survey [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months post-baseline ]
    One item rating of current perception of whether their close friends would disapprove of their cannabis use (regardless of how much they use), rated as: 1 Not disapprove 2 Disapprove 3 Strongly disapprove

  3. Changes in cannabis impaired driving as measured by 5 items from the modified Young Adult Driving Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months post-baseline ]

    Five items from the modified Young Adult Driving Questionnaire will be used to assess past 3 month driving under the influence of cannabis. Questions include report of number of times of driving under different levels of cannabis use. Response values will be summed for a total score.

    Response scale:

    0 Never

    1. 1-2 times
    2. 3-5 times
    3. 6-10 times
    4. 10+ times

  4. Change in other drug use as measured by items modified from Monitoring the Future survey [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months post-baseline ]

    Items from the Monitoring the Future Survey will be used to assess past 30 day use of 9 other substances - substances used and number of times of use. Response values will be summed for a total score.

    Response scale:

    0 0 Occasions

    1. 1-2 Occasions
    2. 3-5 Occasions
    3. 6-9 Occasions
    4. 10-19 Occasions
    5. 20-39 Occasions
    6. 40 or More Occasions

  5. Change in frequency of alcohol consumption as reported on the Timeline Follow-Back (TLFB) [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months post-baseline ]
    30-day TLFB self-report will be used to assess total number of days of alcohol consumption.

  6. Change in quantity of alcohol consumption as reported on the Timeline Follow-Back (TLFB) [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months post-baseline ]
    30-day TLFB self-report will be used to assess the quantity of alcohol consumed.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • self-report using cannabis at least 3 time per week or more often in the past month
  • active Facebook profile
  • view and click on a social media ad

Exclusion Criteria:

  • fail identity verification based on 1) Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, 2) survey time completion, 3) repeat attempts, 4) survey responses, and 5) photo identification via a timestamped selfie sent to the research staff.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04187989


Locations
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United States, Michigan
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Erin Bonar University of Michigan
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Erin Bonar, University of Michigan:
Informed Consent Form  [PDF] August 22, 2019

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Responsible Party: Erin Bonar, University of Michigan
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04187989    
Other Study ID Numbers: HUM00152202
R34DA045712 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: December 5, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 19, 2021
Last Verified: April 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Erin Bonar, University of Michigan:
Social Media
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Marijuana Abuse
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders