Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
27/06/2007
Date assigned
27/06/2007
Last edited
28/06/2007
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 Jeannet Kramer

ORCID ID

Contact details

Trimbos Institute - Netherlands Institute for Mental Health and Addiction
Centre for Prevention and Brief Intervention
P.O. Box 725
Utrecht
3500 AS
Netherlands
+31 (0)30 295 9380
jkramer@trimbos.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study 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?

Ethics approval

Approval received from the local ethics board (METIGG, chamber North, PO Box 86, 3500 AB Utrecht, The Netherlands) on the 22nd September 2006 (ref: CCMO registration number: NL13989.097.06; Research number: 6235).

Study design

Randomised, controlled, parallel group trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Problem drinking

Intervention

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 advice.

The waiting list control group receives the intervention after the post-measurement (about eight weeks after baseline).

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Alcohol consumption a week measured in standard units (weekly recall). Measured after the intervention (T1) and three months later (T2) and at the same time for the waiting list control group.

Measurements:
1. T0: baseline (pre-intervention)
2. T1: 7 weeks after T0
3. T2: 3 months after T1

Secondary outcome measures

1. Alcohol related problems
2. Health care use
3. Quality of life

Measurements:
1. T0: baseline (pre-intervention)
2. T1: 7 weeks after T0
3. T2: 3 months after T1

Overall trial start date

01/09/2006

Overall trial end date

31/01/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant 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

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

200

Participant 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

Recruitment start date

01/09/2006

Recruitment end date

31/01/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

Trimbos Institute - Netherlands Institute for Mental Health and Addiction
Utrecht
3500 AS
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

Trimbos Institute - Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction (The Netherlands)

Sponsor details

P.O. Box 725
Utrecht
3500 AS
Netherlands
+31 (0)30 297 1100
info@trimbos.nl

Sponsor type

Research organisation

Website

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

Trimbos Institute - Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction (The Netherlands)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes