The Effect of Computerized Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (CASI) on Alcohol Consumption in Adolescent Patients in the Emergency Department

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified September 2012 by University of California, Irvine
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shahram Lotfipour, University of California, Irvine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01680627
First received: September 4, 2012
Last updated: September 6, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of the Computerized Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (CASI) in adolescent patients in the Emergency Department at the UC Irvine Medical Center. This research study will evaluate the effectiveness of the brief intervention compared to standard of care (no intervention). Brief interventions have a high potential impact in ED. Computerized alcohol screening and brief intervention (CASI) is a fast and easy to use tool for patients and healthcare providers. CASI provides the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C)4, from the World Health Organization and CRAFFT3, followed by a brief intervention and customized alcohol intake recommendations for the patient. This study will also determine the effectiveness of the brief intervention in reducing alcohol use/abuse in adolescents between 12-17 years of age.

The overall goal of this study is to identify at risk alcohol use/abuse in adolescents and provide an intervention at an early stage. The current data to support alcohol and screening and brief intervention in adolescents is limited. The researchers hope that this research study will add to the overall body of knowledge in support of using the emergency department as a tool in public health, as it relates to the individual patients morbidity and mortality (pancreatitis, cirrhosis) and to the societal costs of alcohol use (lost days of work, motor vehicle collisions).


Condition Intervention
Alcohol Consumption
Behavioral: CASI

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Irvine:

Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
ADOLESCENT Behavioral: CASI

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Ages 12-17

Exclusion Criteria:

- Intoxicated

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01680627

Locations
United States, California
UC Irvine Medical Center Recruiting
Orange, California, United States, 92868
Contact: Shahram Lotfipour, MD    714-456-2326    shl@uci.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Irvine
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Shahram Lotfipour, Principal Investigator, University of California, Irvine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01680627     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-8442
Study First Received: September 4, 2012
Last Updated: September 6, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior

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