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Alcohol Brief Intervention Plus Personalized Mobile Chat-based Intervention for High-risk Drinking University Students

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03675373
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 18, 2018
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Wang Man-Ping, The University of Hong Kong

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 16, 2018
First Posted Date  ICMJE September 18, 2018
Last Update Posted Date September 25, 2019
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE October 8, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date November 4, 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 16, 2018)
Change in AUDIT score [ Time Frame: 2 weeks after baseline ]
Assessed by Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (ranged 0-40 with higher score indicating problematic alcohol use)
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 16, 2018)
  • Change in number of standard drinks [ Time Frame: 2 weeks after baseline ]
    Defined by either increase or decrease in standard drinks number
  • Attempt to reduce drinking [ Time Frame: 2 weeks after baseline ]
    Have tried to reduce drinking either successful or not
  • Change in confidence to reduce drinking [ Time Frame: 2 weeks after baseline ]
    Defined by either increase or decrease confidence in reduce drinking
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Alcohol Brief Intervention Plus Personalized Mobile Chat-based Intervention for High-risk Drinking University Students
Official Title  ICMJE A Pilot Study on the Feasibility of Alcohol Brief Intervention Plus Personalized Mobile Chat-based Intervention to Reduce High-risk Drinking Among University Students in Hong Kong
Brief Summary

The aims of this pilot study are:

  1. To examine the factors associated with alcohol drinking and alcohol use disorder
  2. To examine the effect of face-to-face alcohol brief intervention on drinking reduction
  3. To examine the effect of a continuous interactive chat-based intervention via "WhatsApp" on drinking reduction
  4. To explore the perception of face-to-face alcohol brief intervention
  5. To explore the perception of continuous interactive chat-based intervention via instant messaging mobile application "WhatsApp"
Detailed Description According to the Department of Health, majority of people in Hong Kong started to develop drinking habit at 18-21 years of age in 2014/2015. Amongst them, 16.8% had scored higher than 3 in the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test for Consumption (AUDIT-C) (an abbreviated version of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, or AUDIT, designed by the World Health Organization(WHO)), while 3.5% had even scored 8 or above in the test. With higher prevalence to begin drinking within 18 and 23 years old, university students could have established higher tendency of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence as compared with other age groups. Therefore, early interventions such as the evidence-based Alcohol Brief Intervention (ABI) suggested by the WHO are particularly needed to target university drinkers who are 5% more likely to develop higher frequency of drinking in later of their lives compared with other age groups.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Alcohol Drinking in College
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Behavioral: Mobile chat-based instant messages
    Subjects in the active arm study will receive continuous interactive chat-based intervention as an extension of alcohol brief intervention at baseline. The interactive mobile chat will be carried out on Friday night and Saturday before and during the period of "happy hour" and ask for drinking and giving personalized advises on drinking reduction using behavioral change techniques.
  • Behavioral: Alcohol brief intervention
    Those in the control arm will be assigned to only receive the face-to-face ABI. The ABI consists of: (1) giving feedback and information about the screening result in phase I and hazard of drinking; (2) emphasizing the benefits of reduce drinking and informing about alcohol problems; (3) setting goal on reducing alcohol consumption; (4) reviewing advice and ;(5) giving encouragement.
    Other Name: ABI
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: Intervention group
    Alcohol brief intervention+mobile chat-based instant messages
    Interventions:
    • Behavioral: Mobile chat-based instant messages
    • Behavioral: Alcohol brief intervention
  • Active Comparator: control group
    Alcohol brief intervention
    Intervention: Behavioral: Alcohol brief intervention
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 24, 2019)
20
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 16, 2018)
40
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE January 31, 2019
Actual Primary Completion Date November 4, 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hong Kong resident aged 18 to 26 inclusive
  • Scored 5-19 inclusive in the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT)
  • Able to communicate in Chinese and read Chinese
  • Using a phone with instant messaging mobile application "WhatsApp" installed for communication

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Students with communication barrier (either physically or cognitively)
  • Currently participating in other alcohol treatment services or clinics.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 26 Years   (Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Hong Kong
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT03675373
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE Pilot alcohol study (Unists)
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Responsible Party Dr. Wang Man-Ping, The University of Hong Kong
Study Sponsor  ICMJE The University of Hong Kong
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Man Ping Wang, PhD The University of Hong Kong
PRS Account The University of Hong Kong
Verification Date September 2019

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