Pilot Study of Text Message Brief Interventions for Problem Drinkers

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Health Canada
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
John Cunningham, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01180829
First received: August 9, 2010
Last updated: August 29, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
  Purpose

This study will provide a pilot test of two different text message interventions for problem drinkers. Participants will be recruited using a general population telephone survey. Participants in a control group (who will not receive text messages) will be compared to participants who receive one of two different types of text message packages (12 text messages sent once per week in each) - a series of personalized feedback text messages or a series of consciousness raising test messages (i.e., messages that keep the thought of cutting down on their drinking in the participants' mind). Participants in the three different conditions will be followed-up in three months time to assess changes in drinking. It is predicted that participants who receive either of the text message packages will report reduced drinking as compared to those participants in the control condition who do not receive any text messages.


Condition Intervention
Alcohol Dependence
Behavioral: Personalized feedback text messages
Behavioral: Consciousness raising text messages

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study of Text Message Brief Interventions for Problem Drinkers

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Further study details as provided by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of drinks in a typical week [ Time Frame: Three months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of consumption [ Time Frame: Three months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • usual number of drinks per occasion [ Time Frame: Three months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Frequency of consuming 5 or more drinks on one occasion [ Time Frame: three months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • highest number of drinks on one occasion [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 91
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control condition
No interventions text messages sent
Experimental: Personalized feedback text messages
A series of 12 text messages, each of which contains one personalized feedback item about the person's drinking
Behavioral: Personalized feedback text messages
A series of 12 text messages, each of which contains one personalized feedback item about the person's drinking.
Experimental: Consciousness raising text message
A series of 12 text messages, each of which contains text designed to get the person to think about his or her drinking
Behavioral: Consciousness raising text messages
A series of 12 text messages, each of which consists of an item designed to get the person to think about his or her drinking

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Resident of Ontario
  • 19 years of age or over
  • Have consumed alcohol in the one month prior to the telephone survey.
  • A score of 8 or over on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
  • Are willing to participate in follow-up at three months

Exclusion Criteria:

•None

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01180829

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 2S1
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Health Canada
Investigators
Principal Investigator: John Cunningham Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: John Cunningham, Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01180829     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 088/2010
Study First Received: August 9, 2010
Last Updated: August 29, 2012
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

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

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