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Reinforcing Therapist Performance (RTP)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: November 19, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 27, 2011
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Information provided by:
Chestnut Health Systems
November 18, 2009
November 19, 2009
July 27, 2011
November 2008
June 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Target A-CRA [ Time Frame: 14 weeks post intake ]
    Based on a review of recordings of actual client sessions is an indicator of whether or not clients received 10 or more of 12 specified treatment procedures within no less than seven treatment sessions.
  • A-CRA Competence [ Time Frame: Monthly ]
    Based on review of a randomly selected session recording is an indicator of whether or not participants delivered at least one treatment procedure at or above the level of competence required as part of the certification process.
  • proportion of clients who receive targeted level of treatment [ Time Frame: 14 weeks post intake ]
  • proportion of months therapists demonstrate competency [ Time Frame: monthly ]
  • proportion of clients who are in recovery post intake [ Time Frame: 3, 6, and 12 months post intake ]
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01016704 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Percent of days abstinent [ Time Frame: 6 months post-intake ]
    Based on client self report is the percentage of days during the past 90 days that clients reported not using any alcohol or other drugs.
  • Pay-for-performance Cost-Effectiveness [ Time Frame: First six months of study ]
    The cost per unit of Target A-CRA, A-CRA Competene, and Percentage of Days Abstient in the experimental condition relative to the control condition.
  • cost per client receiving targeted level of treatment [ Time Frame: 14 weeks post intake ]
  • cost per month therapists demonstrate competency [ Time Frame: monthly ]
  • cost per client in recovery [ Time Frame: 3, 6, and 12 months post intake ]
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Reinforcing Therapist Performance
Reinforcing Therapist Performance
The specific aims of the proposed study are to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of providing monetary incentives to therapists as a method to improve implementation of evidence-based treatments.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Substance Use
Behavioral: Incentive
Participants assigned to the experimental condition are reinforced via monetary incentives for demonstrating superior delivery of an evidence treatment to clients
  • No Intervention: Control
  • Experimental: Incentive
    Intervention: Behavioral: Incentive

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June 2011
June 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must work at one of the participating demonstration sites funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to deliver the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach and/or Assertive Continuing Care.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
1R01AA017625-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Bryan R. Garner, Chestnut Health Systems
Chestnut Health Systems
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Principal Investigator: Bryan R Garner, Ph.D. Chestnut Health Systems
Chestnut Health Systems
July 2011

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