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Fetal Alcohol Damage Prevention Study

This study has been completed.
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Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: June 6, 2008
Last updated: June 11, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
June 6, 2008
June 11, 2008
March 2004
February 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Decrease in drinking [ Time Frame: during the pregnancy ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
improved infant size [ Time Frame: after pregnancy finished ]
Same as current
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Fetal Alcohol Damage Prevention Study
Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Damage Using Maternal Blood Markers
The goal of this study was to determine whether a series of blood markers of alcohol use obtained from alcohol using pregnant women could help them to change their behavior.
This study involved screening pregnant women with an alcoholism screening questionnaire and obtaining blood from those women who screened positive and a subset of women who screened negative. Each woman who had blood drawn were informed of their results, educated about alcohol use in pregnancy and had a brief intervention about their alcohol use, if appropriate. They were monitored throughout the pregnancy with additional blood tests obtained, depending upon their stage in pregnancy. After birth the babies were examined for any signs of alcohol exposure.
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Substance Abuse
Behavioral: Brief motivational intervention
The women who have positive alcohol screening questionnaires and a random sample of women who screen negative are entered into the next phase of the study. They have blood drawn for the markers of alcohol use, are told of the results and are given brief intervention about alcohol use.
Other Names:
  • Motivational Intervention
  • Brief Intervention
Pregnant women are recruited and screened for alcohol use using a validated alcoholism screening questionnaire. Those who screen positive are then entered into the next phase of the study.
Intervention: Behavioral: Brief motivational intervention
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
February 2008
February 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women seen at one of the obstetric clinics in the study and willing to give a blood sample

Exclusion Criteria:

  • over 36 week gestation
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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Lewis B. Holmes, M.D., Chief, Genetics Unit, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Massachusetts General Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Lewis B Holmes, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
June 2008

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