CARES: A Mobile Health Program for Alcohol Risk Reduction
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03927482|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 25, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 29, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Alcohol Abuse||Behavioral: CARES mobile smart phone app Behavioral: Check Your Drinking||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Masking Description:||Assessors will be blind to the participant's randomization assignment|
|Official Title:||C.A.R.E.S.: A Mobile Health Program for Alcohol Risk Reduction for an Under- Served College Population|
|Actual Study Start Date :||August 2, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||July 2021|
Experimental: CARES mobile app
Participants in this arm will receive 12 weeks of text messages and use of the smart phone mobile app that provides support for alcohol risk reduction.
Behavioral: CARES mobile smart phone app
The CARES smart phone mobile app contains a number of features to support safety while drinking and reduced alcohol consumption plus regular test messages for personal support
Active Comparator: Alcohol Education
Those randomized to the control arm will be given access to an online alcohol education intervention; Check Your Drinking (CYD: www.CheckYourDrinking.net). CYD provides normative feedback on the user's drinking habits relative to his/her peers.
Behavioral: Check Your Drinking
Check Your Drinking is an online alcohol assessment that provides normative feedback on the user's drinking habits relative to his/her peers. Alcohol interventions that provide normative feedback are rated by the NIAAA Alcohol Intervention Matrix as effective and low cost, and with few administrative or structural barriers to implementation thus making it suitable for community colleges.
- Alcohol Use Timeline Follow Back [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]30 day timeline follow back of all alcohol consumption
- Alcohol Related Consequences [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Negative life events related to drinking assessed by the Brief Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire. Calculates a total score from 0-48, with higher numbers indicating worse outcomes.
- Situational Confidence [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Confidence in drinking resistance assessed by the Brief Situational Confidence Questionnaire. Scores 8 items from 0% to 100% confidence with higher scores indicating better confidence.
- Protective Strategies [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Skills in using alcohol-protective behaviors measured by the Protective Behavioral Strategies Survey. A 15-item survey, each item is scored from 0 to 6 to indicate use of behavioral strategies and the total score is a sum of all items. Higher scores indicate more (better) use of protective strategies.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03927482
|Contact: Beth C Bock, PhD||401-793-8020||Beth_Bock@Brown.edu|
|Contact: Kristen Walaska, BS||401-793-8022||KWalaska@Lifespan.org|
|United States, Rhode Island|
|The Miriam Hospital- CORO building||Recruiting|
|Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903|
|Contact: Beth C Bock, PhD 401-793-8020 Beth_Bock@Brown.edu|
|Contact: Kristen Walaska, BS 401-793-8022 KWalaska@Lifespan.org|
|Principal Investigator: Beth C Bock, PhD|
|Principal Investigator:||Beth C Bock, PhD||The Miriam Hospital|