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The Effect of Computerized Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (CASI) on Alcohol Consumption in Adolescent Patients in the Emergency Department (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: NCT01680627
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 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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Alcohol Consumption Behavioral: CASI

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 235 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 1, 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : June 22, 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Alcohol

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Inclusion Criteria:

- Ages 12-17

Exclusion Criteria:

- Intoxicated

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01680627

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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: NCT01680627    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-8442
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