Campus Health Intervention Projects UBC Site

This study has been completed.
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University of British Columbia Identifier:
First received: January 16, 2006
Last updated: March 7, 2007
Last verified: March 2007

January 16, 2006
March 7, 2007
February 2006
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A reduction in alcohol use and in the frequency of high risk drinking and related harms, measured at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months post intervention.
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00278733 on Archive Site
Academic performance; contact with Campus Security or RCMP; incidents reported by campus housing; hospitalizations for injury or accident, as measured at 6, 12 18 and 24 months post intervention.
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Campus Health Intervention Projects UBC Site
Campus Health Intervention Projects to Reduce High Risk Drinking Among University Students by Means of Brief Physician Advice

The goal of the study is to test the efficacy of brief physician advice in reducing the frequency of high risk drinking and alcohol-related harm in a population of university students seeking routine care at UBC Student Health Service. It is hypothesized that receiving the intervention will reduce the amount of alcohol consumed and the incidence of alcohol-related harm among the students in the intervention group, as compared to the control group.

We estimate that roughly 3000 students will need to be screened to obtain sufficient eligible participants to randomize 150 students. High-risk drinkers will be identified by means of an embedded alcohol screening survey, which will be distributed through Student Health Services. Those deemed eligible through the screening survey and who have agreed to be contacted will be invited to attend a baseline interview, which will further define eligibility and assign interested students to the control or intervention group. Those randomized to the usual care control group will receive a self-help health booklet and will be contacted to complete a follow-up telephone interview at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. Those randomized to the intervention group will receive the same booklet and will meet with a Student Health Service physician. There will be two face-to-face meetings with the physician and two follow up phone calls by the physician. The physicians use a scripted workbook, diary cards and other materials designed to reduce alcohol use and the frequency of high risk drinking. Those in the intervention group will also be contacted to complete a follow-up telephone interview at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. Outcome data will also be sought, with participants’ permission, from campus organizations including Campus Housing, Security, the RCMP and the Registrar.

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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
High Risk Drinking
Behavioral: Brief intervention (physician advice)
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
May 2008
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Inclusion Criteria:

Full time students 18 and older; students seeking routine care at UBC Student Health Services; students who report high risk drinking in the last 28 days; students able to read and communicate in English

Exclusion Criteria:

Students graduating or leaving campus before the first intervention is complete; students who are acutely ill; students who are under 18 years; female students who are pregnant; students who are suicidal; students consuming more than 200 drinks in the past 28 days

18 Years and older
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
B05 0636
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University of British Columbia
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Saewyc, PhD The University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia
March 2007

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