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Alcohol Alert for 16 to 18 year old adolescents


- candidate number15042
- NTR NumberNTR4048
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR26-jun-2013
- Secondary IDs12-N-104 METC Atrium Orbis Zuyd
- Public TitleAlcohol Alert for 16 to 18 year old adolescents
- Scientific TitleAlcohol Alert for 16 to 18 year old adolescents
- ACRONYM
- hypothesisWith the program Alcohol Alert we will reduce binge drinking of 16 to 18 year old dutch adolescents, through focusing on motivational factors (eg. attitude, self-efficacy), peer factors (eg. peer pressure, modeling, social norm) and parental factors (parenting practices).
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedAlcohol, Adolescents, Young adults, Binge Drinking
- Inclusion criteriaAll adolescents from 16 to 18 years on dutch HAVO, VWO or MBO schools
- Exclusion criteriaAdolescents younger than 16 or older than 18 years or that visit special education (eeducation for children with special needs)
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingSingle
- controlNot applicable
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 15-jan-2014
- planned closingdate30-okt-2014
- Target number of participants2200
- InterventionsThe Alcohol Alert group (experimental condition) will receive a computer tailored (CT) internet intervention with the goal to reduce binge drinking. The control group will receive no intervention. Adolescent participants will have to fill in several questionnaires about their alcohol consumption behaviour, alcohol related problems, motivation to binge drink (attitude, social influence beliefs, self-efficacy, action plans and intention), parental alcohol socialization and some demographic variables. The responses of this online baseline questionnaire will then be used to generate highly personalized feedback messages. Over a period of several weeks, adolescents will be invited to a maximum of 5 sessions of the programm alcohol alert. The program and the personalized feedback messages will help participants to regulate their drinking behaviour in a healthy manner. Parents also have to fill in questionnaires addressing their alcohol consumption behaviour, alcohol related problems, motivation to drink alcohol, attitude, norms, permissiveness, monitoring, and rules regarding alcohol consumption, and will then be given access to a webpage addressing topics like the importance of parents as a role model and communication about alcohol in the family.
- Primary outcomeThe number of binge drinking in the last 30 days.
- Secondary outcomeChanges in alcohol related cognitions (like attitude social influence beliefs and self-efficacy), alcohol use in general in adolescents. Furthermore, we would like to assess the hindering and facilitating factors for use of these interventions by adolescents, their parents and schools; to obtain indicators for cost-effectiveness of the intervention in comparison with the control group.
- TimepointsBaseline data will be measured in januari 2014. The intervention will start immedialty after baseline data are gathered and continue until end of february. In May 2014 the first follow-up measurement will take place. In September 2014 the second follow-up measurement will be done.
- Trial web sitewww.alcoholalert.info
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES Astrid Jander
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES Hein Vries, de
- Sponsor/Initiator University Maastricht (UM)
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
ZON-MW, The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryApproximately one half to two thirds of adolescents who drink at least monthly engages in high-risk drinking practices, consuming large quantities and drinking to intoxication. Excessive alcohol use by adolescents is associated with a wide range of short- and long term detrimental effects like blackouts, fights, alcohol poisoning, traffic accidents, unsafe sex, school dropout, unemployment, depression, and brain damage. There are a lot of intervention programs that target young adolescents around the age of 12 and there have been several interventions at colleges and universities to reduce excessive alcohol use in students. Until now, the age group 16-18 years was not a target of alcohol prevention interventions. Parents play an important role in adolescent alcohol behaviour. Parenting style, parenting practices, communication about alcohol at home and the parent child relationship are important determinants of adolescents alcohol use. Concerning this big influence it is important to also target parents in an intervention to reduce excessive alcohol use in youth. The study is aimed to develop and test a computer tailored alcohol intervention to reduce binge drinking in adolescents aged 16-18 years. A specific goal of the intervention is to accomplish a reduction of 10% of binge drinking in comparison with the control group. Parents will also be invited to visit a website where they receive computer tailored feedback on communication about alcohol and setting rules.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD26-jun-2013 - 19-nov-2013


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