Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
29/05/2006
Date assigned
11/09/2006
Last edited
21/09/2007
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Jean-Bernard Daeppen

ORCID ID

Contact details

Mont-Paisible 16
Lausanne
1011
Switzerland
jean-bernard.daeppen@chuv.ch

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

3200-067949

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Brief alcohol intervention for hazardous drinkers admitted to the Emergency Department.

Ethics approval

Ethics approval received from the Clinical Research Ethics Committe, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lausannedate on the 8th January 2003 (ref: 193/01).

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Hazardous drinkers

Intervention

A single session 15 minutes brief alcohol intervention including six steps:
1. Thank the patient for participation and provide reassurance about confidentiality
2. Provide feedback about patient's alcohol use compared to similar measures for men and women in the Swiss community and ask the patient's opinion of the feedback
3. Ask the patient to explore the pros and cons of his/her alcohol use
4. Use a one to ten scale to explore patient's importance and readiness to change his/her drinking pattern
5. Ask if the patient feels ready to set an objective and provide positive reinforcement about their ability to achieve this objective
6. Give each patient written material including their Alcohol Screen (AUDIT) score, drinking pattern percentiles compared to the Swiss community, and their drinking pattern objectives.

There were two control groups:
1. Control group one completed the two minute lifestyle screener and a 30-minute face-to-face interview including assessment of alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences and a medical history. They were then contacted 12-month later for follow-up
2. Control group two completed the two minute lifestyle screener, signed a consent form and were contacted 12 month later for follow-up

Usual care does not include any intervention regarding alcohol. Alcohol use is generally adressed with a single yes-no question about patients' alcohol use. Neither systematic nor case finding stategies of counseling or referral are conducted routinely.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. A 20% decrease in number of drinks per week
2. A 20% decrease in monthly binge drinking frequency
3. Number of medical consultations
4. Days hospitalised and days out of work

Secondary outcome measures

1. Drinking quantity
2. Frequency
3. Hazardous drinking consequences
4. Health related quality of life

Overall trial start date

01/01/2004

Overall trial end date

30/06/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Consecutive patients aged 18 and over admitted to the Emergency Department from 11 am to 11 pm daily from January 2003 to June 2004.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

1000

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Patients under 18
2. A history of alcohol-related treatment over the last 12 months
3. Did not qualify for hazardous drinking over the last 30 days
4. Were clinically intoxicated
5. Medical condition that precluded a face-to-face interview

Recruitment start date

01/01/2004

Recruitment end date

30/06/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Switzerland

Trial participating centre

Mont-Paisible 16
Lausanne
1011
Switzerland

Sponsor information

Organisation

Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland)

Sponsor details

Wildhainweg 2
Bern
3001
Switzerland
div3@snf.ch

Sponsor type

Research organisation

Website

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland) (ref: 3200-067949)

Alternative name(s)

Swiss National Science Foundation, Fonds National Suisse de la Recherche Scientifique, Fondo Nazionale Svizzero per la Ricerca Scientifica, Fonds National Suisse, Fondo Nazionale Svizzero, Schweizerischer Nationalfonds, SNF

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

foundation

Location

Switzerland

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=17565563

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Daeppen JB, Gaume J, Bady P, Yersin B, Calmes JM, Givel JC, Gmel G, Brief alcohol intervention and alcohol assessment do not influence alcohol use in injured patients treated in the emergency department: a randomized controlled clinical trial., Addiction, 2007, 102, 8, 1224-1233, doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2007.01869.x.

Additional files

Editorial Notes