Nurse-led Alcohol Brief Intervention Plus Mobile Personalized Chat-based Support on Reducing Alcohol Use in University Students

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Nov 30, 2022
  • participants needed
    770
  • sponsor
    The University of Hong Kong
Updated on 23 September 2021

Summary

This study aims to assess the effect of personalized support using instant messaging application on alcohol drinking reduction in university students proactively recruited from universities in Hong Kong.

Description

The government has promoted Hong Kong as the Asian's wine hub with zero alcohol tax (ethanol 30%) since 2008, which causes dramatic increases in alcohol drinking and binge drinking rates. Alcohol use in youth is the leading cause of disability adjusted life-years loss. Most adult drinkers start drinking at age 18-21. Evidence shows that alcohol brief intervention (ABI) is effective reducing hazardous and harmful alcohol use in university students. The proposed trial aims to enhance the ABI by incorporating information communication technologies (ICTs) such as instant messaging (IM) Apps (e.g. WhatsApp and WeChat) to provide personalized, real-time chat-based support led by nurses. The aims of study are as follows:

  1. To determine the main effect of the Intervention vs. Control group on alcohol consumption per week at 6-month (Primary)
  2. To assess the effects on alcohol consumption per week at 12-month, AUDIT scores at 6 and 12-month, perceived usefulness of IM app at 12-month, intention to use IM app to reduce/quit drinking at 12-month, number of standard drinks, episode of binge drinking, episode of heavy drinking, planned drinking, Academic Role Expectation and Alcohol Scale, Alcohol Problems Scale, Patient Health Questionnaire 4-item, Perceived Stress Scale 4-item, Covid-19 related drinking behavioral changes, and self-efficacy to reduce/quit drinking at 6-month and 12-month
  3. To identify mediators between intervention and outcomes to inform the potential mechanisms
  4. To qualitatively explore experience on the interventions for reducing alcohol use and related harms

Details
Condition Alcohol Misuse
Treatment Regular messages through Instant Messaging (IM), alcohol brief intervention, 12-page health warning leaflet, Real-time chat-based support through IM Apps, General health through SMS, AUDIT score interpretation sheet adapted from the Department of Health of Hong Kong
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04025151
SponsorThe University of Hong Kong
Last Modified on23 September 2021

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Student aged 18 years from local universities in Hong Kong
Able to read and communicate in Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin)
Likely to stay in Hong Kong for most of the time in the next 12 months
Using IM Apps (WhatsApp or WeChat) installed on a smartphone
Baseline AUDIT screening score 8

Exclusion Criteria

Having a history of psychiatric/psychological disease or currently on regular psychotropic medications
Currently participating in treatments or programmes on reducing alcohol use
Clear my responses

How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a study center
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar

Primary Contact

site

0/250

Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider

Loading...

Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 

 • 

Private

Reply by • Private
Loading...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.
Loading...

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note