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Health Focused Motivational Treatment for Alcohol Dependent Veterans

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00252590
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 11, 2005
Results First Posted : March 21, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 21, 2016
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a health focused motivational intervention will reduce alcohol use for dependent veterans who are receiving outpatient alcohol and drug treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Alcoholism Behavioral: Health Motivational Feedback Behavioral: Health Education Behavioral: Control - treatment as usual

Detailed Description:
The early months of addiction treatment are a high risk time for relapse. The purpose of this study is to examine whether a health-related intervention delivered in an individual session with a therapist once per month in the initial 4 months of addiction treatment will reduce alcohol use among veterans already enrolled in weekly outpatient treatment group at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. In order to answer this question, study participants will be randomly assigned to one of three study conditions: 1) The Health Motivational condition that receives individual personalized health feedback and motivational activities, 2) the Health Education condition that receives individual education about health problems associated with the heavy alcohol use, and 3) the treatment as usual group that will receive no additional treatment. All participants will be assessed on a monthly basis for 4 months to evaluate alcohol use, drug use, and health status.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 99 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Health Focused Motivational Treatment for Alcohol Dependent Veterans
Study Start Date : November 2005
Primary Completion Date : May 2009
Study Completion Date : May 2009

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Health Motivational Feedback
Personalized health-related feedback
Behavioral: Health Motivational Feedback
Personalized feedback on health status
Active Comparator: Health Education
Non-personalized didactic health-related education
Behavioral: Health Education
Generalized health education related to alcohol use
Active Comparator: Control - treatment as usual
No added treatment control
Behavioral: Control - treatment as usual
Control group with no additional intervention


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Days Abstinent From Alcohol [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Days Abstinent From All Substances [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Percentage of days abstinent from both alcohol and drugs


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Veterans receiving outpatient treatment at the VA San Diego Healthcare System Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program for a diagnosis of Alcohol Dependence

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder or Psychotic Disorder.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00252590


Locations
United States, California
VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego
San Diego, California, United States, 92161
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Susan Tate, PhD VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego
More Information

Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00252590     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NEUA-003-05S
First Posted: November 11, 2005    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: March 21, 2016
Last Update Posted: March 21, 2016
Last Verified: February 2016

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
Psychotherapy motivational intervention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcoholism
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders