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The Efficacy of Computerized Alcohol Screening and Intervention (CASI) in At-Risk Emergency Department and Trauma Patients (CASI)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01680614
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shahram Lotfipour, University of California, Irvine

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of computerized alcohol screening and brief intervention in the UC Irvine Medical Center Emergency Department (ED) and Trauma Patients. Brief interventions have a high potential impact in ED and Trauma populations. Computerized alcohol screening and brief intervention (CASI) is a fast and easy to use tool for patients and healthcare providers. CASI mitigates barriers to proper screening and intervention, including time, availability of trained personnel, patient comfort, and language barriers. CASI provides the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) followed by a brief intervention and customized alcohol intake recomendations for the patient.

The intervention of this study will be the addition of a brief CASI questionnaire to the standard of care for a random subset of subjects. All subjects who screen positive for hazardous alcohol use will be followed up and reassessed for alcohol use. The researchers hypothesize that the addition of CASI will lead to a decrease in alcohol intake within three months. The basis of this research is evidence of the effectiveness in the CASI system, the growing public health issue of alcohol abuse, the need to be able to provide effective screening and brief intervention in the high volume ED settings, and findings that the primary method to reduce traumatic death is prevention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Alcohol Consumption Behavioral: CASI

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2114 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 1, 2015
Study Completion Date : June 29, 2015

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Alcohol

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
At Risk Adult Drinkers
Behavioral: CASI

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Emergency Department

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Trauma and ED patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under the age of 18
  • Intoxicated
  • Psychiatric

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01680614

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United States, California
UC Irvine Medical Center
Orange, California, United States, 92868
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Irvine

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Shahram Lotfipour, Principal Investigator, University of California, Irvine Identifier: NCT01680614     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-8155
First Posted: September 7, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior