Murray, Elizabeth, McCambridge, Jim, Khadjesari, Zarnie, White, Ian R., Thompson, Simon G., Godfrey, Christine, Linke, Stuart and Wallace, Paul (2007) The DYD-RCT protocol: an on-line randomised controlled trial of an interactive computer-based intervention compared with a standard information website to reduce alcohol consumption among hazardous drinkers. BMC Public Health. 306. -. ISSN 1471-2458Full text available as:
Background: Excessive alcohol consumption is a significant public health problem throughout the world. Although there are a range of effective interventions to help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol consumption, these have little proven population-level impact. Researchers internationally are looking at the potential of Internet interventions in this area. Methods/Design: In a two-arm randomised controlled trial, an on-line psychologically enhanced interactive computer-based intervention is compared with a flat, text-based information web-site. Recruitment, consent, randomisation and data collection are all on-line. The primary outcome is total past-week alcohol consumption; secondary outcomes include hazardous or harmful drinking, dependence, harm caused by alcohol, and mental health. A health economic analysis is included. Discussion: This trial will provide information on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an on-line intervention to help heavy drinkers drink less. Trial registration: International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial Number Register ISRCTN31070347.
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|Keywords:||IDENTIFICATION TEST AUDIT, 3-MONTH FOLLOW-UP, PROBLEM DRINKING, USE DISORDERS, QUESTIONNAIRE, DEPENDENCE, INTERNET, VALIDITY, QUALITY|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Health Sciences (York)|
|Depositing User:||Prof Christine A Godfrey|
|Date Deposited:||13 Mar 2008 17:57|
|Last Modified:||14 Feb 2014 17:00|