|- candidate number||2586|
|- NTR Number||NTR976|
|- Date ISRCTN created||27-jun-2007|
|- date ISRCTN requested||11-jun-2007|
|- Date Registered NTR||15-mei-2007|
|- Secondary IDs|| |
|- Public Title||Effectiveness of a multi media self-help intervention for problem drinkers: 'The Telec Course Drinking less, do it yourself!' A randomized controlled trial.|
|- Scientific Title||Effectiveness of a multi media self-help intervention for problem drinkers: A randomized controlled trial.|
|- hypothesis||Compared to a waiting list control group, do participants who receive a multi media self-help program drink less standard units of alcohol a week?
|- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied||Problem drinking|
|- Inclusion criteria||1. Informed consent;|
2. Age of 18 years or older;
3. Access to the internet;
4. Availability of an e-mail address;
5. Access to a DVD or video player.
|- Exclusion criteria||1. Professional help for alcohol problems;|
2. Member of a self help group like Alcoholics Anonymous;
3. Presently using alcohol medication;
4. Involved in a study about alcohol;
5. No alcohol consumption at baseline.
|- mec approval received||yes|
|- multicenter trial||no|
|- control||Not applicable|
|- Type||2 or more arms, randomized|
|- planned startdate ||1-sep-2006|
|- planned closingdate||31-jan-2007|
|- Target number of participants||200|
|- Interventions||The experimental Group received the multichannel Teleac course ‘Drinking less, do it yourself!’. It’s a cognitive behavioural self-help intervention to reduce alcohol consumption. The course consists of a course book (‘Drinking less’; Lemmers et al, 2006), five television episodes of 25 minutes (Teleac/NOT, 2006) the self-help site MinderDrinken.nl (Riper e.a., 2002) and an informative site of Teleac: www.teleac.nl/minderdrinken.nl. The book has 190 pages and contains information, exercises and a diary to register alcohol intake. The television episodes follow the information in the five chapters of the book. Also two students are followed over time while they work through the course. A tv-coach gives advise.
The waiting list control group receives the intervention after the post-measurement (about 8 weeks afther baseline).|
|- Primary outcome||Alcohol consumption a week measured in standard units (Weekly Recall). Measured after the intervention (T1) and 3 months later (T2) and at the same time for the waiting list control group.|
|- Secondary outcome||1. Alcohol related problems;|
2. Health care use;
3. Quality of life.
|- Trial web site||N/A|
|- status||stopped: trial finished|
|- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES|| Jeannet Kramer|
|- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES|| Jeannet Kramer|
|- Sponsor/Initiator ||Trimbos-institute - Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction|
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
|Trimbos Institute - Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction|
|- Brief summary||In a randomized clinical trial (RCT) the effectiveness of a multi media self-help intervention is studied. The experimental group is compared to a waiting list control group. The waiting list control group receives the material one week after the experimental group has finished the course and after the first follow-up measurement.
The course materials are: a course book, five DVDs containing one episode and a self help website: www.minderdrinken.nl. Measurements take place at baseline, 8 weeks later (after the first course group) and 3 months later. The primary outcome is the number of standard units alcohol a week. |
|- Main changes (audit trail)|
|- RECORD||15-mei-2007 - 16-nov-2009|