CHIPs or College Health Intervention Projects

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2009 by University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier:
First received: October 21, 2005
Last updated: March 2, 2009
Last verified: March 2009

The goal of the study is to test the efficacy of brief clinician advice in reducing the frequency of high-risk drinking and alcohol-related harm in a population of college students seeking care at five university health care clinics. High-risk drinking is defined as 1) 8 or more episodes of heavy drinking (5 or more drinks in a row) in the past 28 days for male and female students, and/or 2) 50 drinks for male and 40 drinks for female students in the past 28 days, and/or 3) 15 drinks for male and 12 drinks for female students in the past 7 days, and/or 4) One or more episode(s) of heavy drinking which includes 15 or more drinks in a row.

Condition Intervention Phase
Alcohol Abuse
Behavioral: counseling
Other: Brief Intervention
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Official Title: "Primary Care Alcohol Intervention in College Students"

Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in binge/high-risk drinking in college-aged students. [ Time Frame: 6-months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • c) fr. of accidents, d) fr. of campus vandalism and interaction police; e) academic perf; f) fr. of unwanted sex; g) fr. of high-risk sex; h) fr. of physical altercations i) ER visits and hospital days; and j) cost vs. benefit of the intervention. [ Time Frame: 6-months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: May 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: counseling
    Physicians discussed high-risk/binge drinking with college-aged individuals in a health care setting.
    Other: Brief Intervention
    Physicians discussed effects of high-risk/binge drinking with college-aged individuals in a health care setting.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • subjects who screen positive for high risk drinking on the Health Screening Survey (HSS) and Baseline interview

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Students who will be leaving campus due to graduation or for an extended absence prior to the first face to face intervention Female students who are pregnant at the time of randomization Students who are currently suicidal at the time of the baseline interview Students under 18 years of age Students who drink more than 200 drinks in 28 days (referred for treatment).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00244049

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Michael Fleming, MD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Dr. Michael Fleming, MD, Department of Family Medicine Identifier: NCT00244049     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1 R01 AA014685-01, 1 R01 AA014685-01
Study First Received: October 21, 2005
Last Updated: March 2, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on October 23, 2014