Last updated on May 2018

Automated Bilingual Computerized Alcohol Screening and Intervention in Latinos (AB-CASI)


Brief description of study

To study the efficacy of AB-CASI against standard of care in a randomized controlled trial in the Emergency Department.

Detailed Study Description

The research team will rigorously test the efficacy of AB-CASI, against a standard condition (SC) in a first-of-a-kind ED randomized controlled trial. Studying an urban adult ( 18 y/o) Latino ED population, the objectives are to demonstrate the superiority of AB-CASI compared to SC in: 1) reduction of alcohol consumption (Aims 1), 2) reduction of negative health behaviors and consequences (Aim 2), and 3) increasing 30-day treatment engagement (Aim 3). The investigators will also explore variation of the AB-CASI intervention on alcohol consumption, alcohol-related negative health behaviors and consequences, and 30-day treatment engagement by Latino subpopulations (Puerto-Rican, Mexican-American, Cuban-American, South/Central American) as well as other potential modifiers (age, birthplace, gender, preferred language, reason for ED visit, and smoking status). English and Spanish speaking Latino adults presenting to the Bridgeport Hospital ED will be screened using the study inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02247388

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Bridgeport Hospital

Bridgeport, CT United States
5.81miles
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Recruitment Status: Open


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