Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
03/08/2010
Date assigned
22/02/2011
Last edited
21/02/2014
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

Ms Nic Bowes

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Psychology
School of Health Science
UWIC
Llandaff Campus
Cardiff
CF5 2YB
United Kingdom
NBowes@uwic.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

Covaid TRIAL NOMS 2010

Study information

Scientific title

Control of Violence for Angry and Impulsive Drinkers: a feasibility study for a Randomised Controlled Trial with imprisoned adult males in South Wales

Acronym

COVAID RCT

Study hypothesis

To establish the feasibility of a full scale randomised controlled trial (RCT) for evaluating Control of Violence for Angry and Impulsive Drinkers (COVAID).

Ethics approval

UWIC School of Health Science Ethics Committee approved on the 14th September 2009 (ref: 1655)

Study design

Two-armed randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

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

Condition

Alcohol and violence

Intervention

Participants will be randomised to one of the following arms:
1. COVAID-GS (group secure): a fully accredited cognitive-behavioural treatment programme that aims to reduce the likelihood of alcohol-related aggression and violence
2. Treatment as usual (TAU)

COVAID and TAU participants will receive 10 sessions of COVAID treatment delivered over the period of 4 weeks. Measures will be taken pre- and post-intervention. For TAU the same measures will be taken at the same interval 4 weeks, pre- and post-intervention. Reoffending analysis will be undertaken with this sample for a maximum period of 6 years (in line with participant information sheets), although the likelihood is that no further data will be collected after 24 month reconviction data.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

A full-scale RCT will be considered feasible if:
1. The numbers referred, recruited to the trial, randomised and retained in the trial would support a full-scale RCT
2. At least 90% of participants complete all measures
3. 85% of both prisoners and staff express positive views about COVAID
4. It is possible to calculate the costs of COVAID and TAU

Measures will be taken at pre- and post-intervention.

Secondary outcome measures

Measures will be taken at pre- and post-intervention:
1. Violent reoffending at 6 months after participants release into the community
2. Treatment Motivation Questionnaire (TMQ)
3. Alcohol Related Aggression Questionnaire (ARAQ)
4. Impulsivity (Eysenck Impulsiveness scale)
5. Anger control (STAXI-2)
6. Controlled drinking self-efficacy (CDSES)
7. Client Service Receipt Inventory (CSRI)

Overall trial start date

30/10/2009

Overall trial end date

30/08/2010

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Male convicted offenders aged 18 or over serving a determinate custodial sentence of 12 months and over
2. At least 3 incidents for alcohol-related violent offending in the past two years
3. Willing and able to participate
4. A moderate standard of literacy
5. An Offender Group Reconviction Scale version 3 (OGRS3) risk score of 35 or over
6. Have time to participate in the programme within the last 6 months of custody

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

100, 50 in each arm

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Active symptoms of mental illness
2. Significant mental impairment
3. Information stating that the offender must abstain from alcohol on medical grounds
4. Indeterminate sentence for public protection
5. Life sentence
6. Serving a sentence for a sexual offence

Recruitment start date

30/10/2009

Recruitment end date

30/08/2010

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Psychology
Cardiff
CF5 2YB
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

National Offender Management Service, Cymru (NOMS Cymru) (UK)

Sponsor details

c/o Dr Siriol David and Ingrid Zammit
Churchill House
Cardiff
CF10 2HH
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.noms.homeoffice.gov.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

National Offender Management Service, Cymru (NOMS Cymru) (UK)

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

2012 results in: Bowes, N. McMurran, M., Williams, B., David, S., Zammit, I. (2012) Treating Alcohol-related violence: Intermediate outcomes in a feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial in prisons, Criminal Justice and Behaviour, Vol. 39 No.3, pp333-344

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes