Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition alcohol consumption
Treatments brief group counseling, community counseling, prototypic community service
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor Rhode Island Hospital
Start date May 2007
End date March 2010
Trial size 786 participants
Trial identifier NCT00851058, 5R01AA15708-3

Summary

To determine the effectiveness of four group session of motivational counseling plus six hours of direct observations of the emergency department trauma services in comparison to four group session and six hours of community volunteering and also in comparison to four hours of education and 16 hours of community volunteering in reducing alcohol use and high risk driving behaviors and offenses among court referred 16-20 year old drivers.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Experimental)
Four session of group counseling and six hours of guided observation of the emergency and trauma services at a busy urban hospital
brief group counseling
Four group counseling sessions and six hours of direct observations of the emergency and trauma services in a busy urban hospital.
(Active Comparator)
Four session of group counseling and six hours of volunteering in a local not for profit community agency.
community counseling
Four session of group counseling and six hours of guided observation of the emergency and trauma services at a busy urban hospital
(Placebo Comparator)
Four hours of education about road safety and 16 hours volunteering at a local not for profit community service.
prototypic community service
Two educational session on road safety and 16 hours of volunteering in a local not for profit community service.
prototypic community service
Four hours education about road safety and 16 hours volunteering at a local not for profit community service

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Recidivism for future criminal offenses
time frame: 12 months post intervention completion

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Alcohol use
time frame: 12 months post intervention completion

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 16 years up to 20 years old.

Age 16-20 years: - Court referral for driving conviction and/or possession of alcohol - Offense committed in Rhode Island - Can speak English Exclusion Criteria: - Age over 20 years - Not English speaking - Not referred by courts

Additional Information

Official title A Randomized Control Trial of the Effectiveness of of Group Motivational Counseling and an Emergency Department Experience in Reducing Risky Alcohol Use and Driving Behaviors.
Principal investigator Ted D Nirenberg, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2011.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Rhode Island Hospital.