Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
22/01/2010
Date assigned
11/02/2010
Last edited
11/02/2010
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

Prof Preben Bendtsen

ORCID ID

Contact details

Division of Social Medicine and Public Health Science
Department of Medical and Health Sciences (IMH)
Linköping University
Linköping
SE-581 83
Sweden
preben.bendtsen@liu.se

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

The effectiveness of electronic screening and brief intervention for risky drinking in Swedish university students: a randomised controlled trial

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The aim of the present study was to compare differences in alcohol consumption over time, after a series of electronic screenings and brief interventions conducted among young adult students who were considered risky drinkers. The intervention group (IG) received extensive normative feedback while the control group (CG) received short feedback. The study's hypothesis was that at the end of the study period, the IG would have more members who were considered non-risky drinkers, compared to the CG.

Ethics approval

Ethics Committee in Linkoping University approved on the 11th September 2007 (ref: DNR 141-07)

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Screening

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Risky drinking

Intervention

After completing their screenings for alcohol use, but before receiving feedback, respondents were randomly assigned to either the CG, or the IG. The CG then received very brief feedback, consisting of three statements summarising their weekly consumption, their frequency of heavy episodic drinking and their highest blood alcohol concentration during the last three months comparing the respondents' drinking patterns against safe drinking limits established by the Swedish Institute for Public Health. The IG received both the summary statements received by the CG and more comprehensive normative feedback with information describing participants' alcohol use compared to peers at the University, and, if applicable, advice on reducing any unhealthy levels of consumption. The personalised advice received by the IG consisted of twelve possible statements or suggestions concerning the student's alcohol habits.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Changes in risky drinking behaviours at three and six months follow-up

Secondary outcome measures

Changes in blood alcohol content (BAC) levels at three and six months follow-up

Overall trial start date

01/10/2007

Overall trial end date

30/05/2008

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

All third-semester students enrolled for the fall semester, 2007, at Linköping University (LiU) were eligible for participation in this study.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

1297 students

Participant exclusion criteria

Students who were not part of the third-semester cohort at Linköping were not invited to participate in this study.

Recruitment start date

01/10/2007

Recruitment end date

30/05/2008

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Sweden

Trial participating centre

Division of Social Medicine and Public Health Science
Linköping
SE-581 83
Sweden

Sponsor information

Organisation

Östergötland County Council (Sweden)

Sponsor details

Landstinget i Östergötland
581 91 Linköping
Linköping
SE 581 91
Sweden
46 (0)10 103 00 00
landstinget@lio.se

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.lio.se/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Östergötland County Council (Sweden)

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