Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
19/08/2005
Date assigned
07/09/2005
Last edited
06/01/2011
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 Mike Crawford

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Psychological Medicine
Claybrook Centre
37
Claybrook Road
London
W6 8LN
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

11.01.05

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

SHARP (Self Harm Alcohol Reduction Programme)

Study hypothesis

Among people who present to emergency hospital services following deliberate self harm and are found to be misusing alcohol, the proportion who repeat self harm over the following six months will be lower among those offered a self-help leaflet and an appointment for brief intervention from an Alcohol Health Worker than among those who receive a self-help leaflet on alcohol and health.

Ethics approval

West London REC 2 on 24/05/2010
10/H0706/29

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Alcohol misuse

Intervention

Experimental treatment: A leaflet on alcohol and health together with an appointment card asking the patient to attend an appointment with an Alcohol Health Worker (AHW). The AHW will provide a single session of assessment, brief counselling based on the ‘FRAMES’ approach (Bien et al., 1993), and referral on to other services.

Control treatment (CT): A leaflet on alcohol and health

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Repetition of deliberate self harm over the following 6 months (as measured by self report together with an examination of hospital records).

Secondary outcome measures

Level of alcohol consumption, mental health and satisfaction with care at six months

Overall trial start date

01/09/2005

Overall trial end date

31/08/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

All those aged over 18 years or over, who are found to be misusing alcohol (according to the Paddington Alcohol Test), and have an address in the local area (within the M25).

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

270

Participant exclusion criteria

All those unwilling to provide informed consent to participate in the trial, all those unable to complete baseline assessment because of an inability to communicate in English, and all those who are already in contact with alcohol misuse services will be excluded from the study.

Recruitment start date

01/09/2005

Recruitment end date

31/08/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Psychological Medicine
London
W6 8LN
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Imperial College London (UK)

Sponsor details

G02
Sir Alexander Fleming Building
Imperial College London
London
SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

St Mary’s Charitable Trust (AE08)

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

1. 2010 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20047702

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Crawford MJ, Csipke E, Brown A, Reid S, Nilsen K, Redhead J, Touquet R, The effect of referral for brief intervention for alcohol misuse on repetition of deliberate self-harm: an exploratory randomized controlled trial., Psychol Med, 2010, 40, 11, 1821-1828, doi: 10.1017/S0033291709991899.

Additional files

Editorial Notes