Implementing Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Primary Care
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatments||computerized motivational intervention for alcohol misuse, treatment-as-usual|
|Sponsor||Department of Veterans Affairs|
|Start date||December 2009|
|End date||December 2012|
|Trial size||177 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00996775, LIP 62-109|
This research study will examine the effectiveness of a brief, computerized motivational intervention plus treatment-as-usual to treatment-as-usual alone for treating alcohol misuse in veterans presenting to primary care. We aim to recruit 162 veterans screening positive on the AUDIT-C to participate in this study. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of the two intervention conditions and be asked to complete a baseline assessment and two follow-up assessments conducted at three and six months post treatment. Baseline assessments will be conducted in person by a trained research assistant, while all follow-up interviews will be conducted over the phone. The primary outcome for this clinical trial is the reduction in the number of heavy drinking days. Several secondary outcomes will be collected including health status, depressive symptoms, consequences of drinking, pain symptoms, and distress tolerance. The findings from this study may have large scale implications for how alcohol misuse is treated in primary care. In addition, this study will provide evidence for the feasibility of using the computer as a method for delivering evidence-based mental health interventions in primary care.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
reduction in the misuse of alcohol
time frame: baseline, three and six months post intervention
Male or female participants at least 18 years old.
- at least 18 years of age,
- speak and read English,
- U.S. veteran status,
- screen positive on the AUDIT-C
- the presence of any cognitive difficulties that interfere with one's ability to consent to study participation
|Official title||Implementing Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Primary Care|
|Principal investigator||Michael A. Cucciare, PhD|
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