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

Murray, Elizabeth, McCambridge, Jim, Khadjesari, Zarnie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2958-9555, 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, 7. ISSN 1471-2458

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: alcohol consumption,alcohol misuse,hazardous drinker,reduce alcohol consumption,health economic analysis,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 15:30
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2022 03:24
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/66702
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-306

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