Clinical Trial: Tailored Teen Alcohol and Violence Prevention in the ER

This study is not yet open for patient recruitment.
Verified by University of Michigan November 2005

Sponsored by: University of Michigan
Information provided by: University of Michigan Identifier: NCT00251212


This study is designed to address both alcohol misuse and violence among adolescents ages 14-18 seeking care in an urban emergency department (ED). The study is a randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of a combined Adapted Motivational Interviewing and Skills Training intervention, delivered either by a computer or by a counselor, and an informational handout control condition.
Condition Intervention
Alcohol Abuse
 Behavior: Adapted Motivational Interviewing & Skills Training

MedlinePlus related topics:  Alcoholism

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Prevention, Randomized, Single Blind, Active Control, Factorial Assignment, Efficacy Study

Further study details as provided by University of Michigan:
Primary Outcomes: Primary outcome variables include alcohol misuse and violent behaviors.
Secondary Outcomes: Secondary outcome measures include illicit drug use, unintentional injury, delinquency and weapon carriage.
Expected Total Enrollment:  3000

Study start: May 2006;  Expected completion: March 2010
Last follow-up: December 2009;  Data entry closure: March 2010

This study will screen ~3000 adolescents in the ED (ages 14-18) over 30 months. Eligible adolescents will be asked to participate in the longitudinal study, stratified by age and gender and randomized to conditions (n=225/group): Computer Prevention Program, Counselor Prevention Program, or an informational handout control condition. Primary outcomes will be evaluated at 3, 6 and 12-months and include alcohol use/misuse, violent behaviors, illicit drug use, unintentional injury, delinquency, and weapon carriage. The proposed study integrates brief intervention strategies for alcohol misuse and violent behaviors using state-of-the-art technology to tailor the interventions to the specific risk factors of the adolescent. Tailored computerized programs use available technology to replace the need for clinical staff in the ED setting, where there is limited staff time to effect behavior change. This project will provide the critical first step toward the implementation of an integrated prevention program addressing overlapping risk factors that has the potential to be delivered to the millions of adolescents visiting urban Emergency Departments each year.


Ages Eligible for Study:  14 Years   -   18 Years,  Genders Eligible for Study:  Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adolescents (ages 14-18) presenting to the ED for a medical injury or illness (except exclusions as noted below)
  • adolescents ability to provide informed assent/consent depending on age
  • access to a parent or guardian to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • adolescents who do not understand English
  • prisoners
  • adolescents classified by medical staff as “Level 1” trauma
  • adolescents deemed unable to provide informed consent
  • adolescents treated in the ED for suicide attempts
  • adolescents triaged to the psychiatric ED

Location and Contact Information

Please refer to this study by identifier  NCT00251212

Laprisha Berry, MSW, MPH      734-998-7454  Ext. 318 

      Hulrey Medical Center, Flint,  Michigan,  48503,  United States

Study chairs or principal investigators

Maureen Walton, PhD, MPH,  Principal Investigator,  University of Michigan   

More Information

Study ID Numbers:  AA-014889-01A1
Last Updated:  December 8, 2005
Record first received:  November 7, 2005 Identifier:  NCT00251212
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on 2006-01-10


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