Underage Alcohol Use and Dating Abuse Perpetration

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2012 by Boston University.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boston University
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First received: June 28, 2012
Last updated: July 3, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

June 28, 2012
July 3, 2012
July 2012
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Dating abuse perpetration [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Self-reported perpetration of dating abuse, including acts such as pushing, hitting, kicking and forcing partner to have sex.
Dating abuse-related knowledge [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Knowledge about which dating behaviors are considered abusive and unhealthy
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Underage Alcohol Use and Dating Abuse Perpetration
Underage Alcohol Use and Dating Abuse Perpetration

This randomized controlled trial (RCT) study is a small scale test of the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a brief motivational interview-style intervention. The intervention will take place in the pediatric and adult emergency departments by a trained interventionist and will follow an intervention algorithm developed by a team of dating abuse and brief intervention experts. The research design is as follows: the investigators will randomize youth ages 16-21 to one of two groups: one group who receives the intervention (N=~40), and the other which does not (N=~40). The investigators will compare changes in outcomes from baseline to 3-month follow-up for those in both groups. The investigators will be looking at outcomes including dating abuse-related knowledge, attitudes about the use of violence to resolve conflict, and dating abuse behavior (perpetration and/or victimization), including alcohol-related dating abuse perpetration.

Statement of study hypothesis: Those youth who participate in the brief motivational interview-style intervention will report less dating abuse perpetration at the 3-month follow-up than those in the control group.

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Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Dating Violence
  • Dating Abuse
  • Alcohol Use
Behavioral: Reducing Alcohol Use and Dating Abuse Among Youth (READY)
This is a one session brief motivational interview-style intervention that follows a 9-step intervention algorithm. The intervention is delivered by a trained motivational interview interventionist. There is a 10 day booster call following the intervention.
  • No Intervention: Control
    Patients in the control group will not receive any intervention, but will receive standard care for dating abuse issues.
  • Experimental: Intervention
    Patients in the intervention group will participate in the intervention.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Reducing Alcohol Use and Dating Abuse Among Youth (READY)
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Not yet recruiting
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • 16-21 years old
  • English-speaking
  • Consumed one whole drink of alcohol in past month
  • Have used at least one form of verbal, physical or sexual aggression against a dating or sexual partner in the past three months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient's reason for ED visit is an acute mental health problem (e.g., suicidal ideation or attempt, severe anxiety attack)
  • Patient is a prisoner
  • Patient is determined to be potentially lethal
16 Years to 21 Years
United States
Boston University
Boston University
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
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Boston University
July 2012

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