The iHealth Study in College Students

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Boston University
Information provided by:
Boston Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00183131
First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: May 5, 2010
Last verified: December 2007
  Purpose

The objective of this project was to test the feasibility of electronic mail recruitment and web screening for hazardous drinking, to compare different approaches to encouraging screening, and to estimate the effects of minimal and more extensive feedback in preparation for a future alcohol web-based brief intervention study


Condition Intervention Phase
Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Dependence
Unhealthy Alcohol Use
Risky Alcohol Consumption Amounts
Hazardous Alcohol Use
Behavioral: Brief Personalized Feedback
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Internet Screening and Brief Intervention for Hazardous Drinking in College Students: A Pilot Study

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Boston Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in the number of times a subject exceeded per occasion limits
  • Drinking risky amounts
  • Heavy episodic drinking
  • Drinks per day
  • Hazardous drinking

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Abstinence
  • Readiness to change alcohol use
  • Help-seeking
  • Alcohol consequences

Estimated Enrollment: 4300
Study Start Date: October 2004
Study Completion Date: November 2004
Detailed Description:

This pilot study aims to test the feasibility of electronic mail recruitment and web screening for alcohol problems, to compare different approaches to encouraging screening, and to estimate the effects of minimal and more extensive feedback in preparation for a future alcohol web-based brief intervention study. To do so, 4300 freshman adult college students will be randomized to receive an electronic mail request to complete a web alcohol screening test using an alcohol-specific or a general wellness approach. The primary outcome is the proportion of respondents who complete alcohol screening. Additional outcomes include readiness to change drinking, help-seeking, alcohol consumption and consequences. The results of this pilot study will provide information useful to 1) colleges deciding how best to implement universal screening for hazardous alcohol use, and 2) in the preparation of a larger study of web-based screening and brief intervention for hazardous drinking in college students.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Full time student
  • College freshman

Exclusion Criteria:

-

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00183131

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Medical Center
Boston University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Richard Saitz, M.D., M.P.H. Boston University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00183131     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIAAASAI013759, P60AA013759, NIH P60 AA013759
Study First Received: September 9, 2005
Last Updated: May 5, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Boston Medical Center:
Alcohol
Alcohol abuse
Alcohol dependence
Alcohol consumption
Unhealthy alcohol use
Screening
Brief Intervention
Effectiveness
Electronic intervention
Web-based intervention
College students

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 16, 2014