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Boston, Massachusetts 02118


Purpose:

The objective of this project was to test whether screening and brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use leads to improved alcohol-related outcomes (such as alcohol consumption and linkage to alcohol assistance) and is cost-effective.


Study summary:

In this study the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use in a diverse group of hospitalized medical patients was tested. We conducted a randomized trial of medical inpatients with the whole spectrum of alcohol problems from risky use through dependence. Subjects in one group received standard care; subjects in the second group received a brief motivational intervention tailored to the severity of his or her alcohol problem. Primary outcomes are alcohol consumption and linkage to alcohol treatment. Additional outcomes include health-related quality of life, health care utilization, alcohol problems, and readiness to change. Costs, and clinical outcomes measured in quality-adjusted life years, a standard metric that allows comparison to other chronic illnesses, will be compared in a cost-effectiveness analysis.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - 18 years of age or older - Fluent in English or Spanish - Consume risky amounts of alcohol - Provide 2 contacts to assist with follow-up - Have no plans to move from the local area within a year of screening - Score >21 on Mini-Mental State Examination (no serious cognitive impairment)


NCT ID:

NCT00183105


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Richard Saitz, M.D., M.P.H.
Boston Medical Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02118
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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