Individual Study / Wright et al.; JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018

Mobile Phone-Based Ecological Momentary Intervention to Reduce Young Adults' Alcohol Use in the Event: A Three-Armed Randomized Controlled Trial

Mobile Phone-Based Ecological Momentary Intervention to Reduce Young Adults' Alcohol Use in the Event: A Three-Armed Randomized Controlled Trial

Initiatives -
The aim was to test the efficacy of an ecological momentary intervention, comprising mobile Web-based ecological momentary assessments (EMAs) and text messaging (short message service, SMS) brief interventions, delivered during drinking events using participants' mobile phones. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2015
Funding
This study is funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) and Gandel Philanthropy, who did not have any input into the research design, implementation or analysis. CW is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. PMD is supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship. MH is supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship. MSCL is supported by the Jim and Margaret Beever Fellowship from the Burnet Institute. ML is supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship, and RR by a grant from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. The authors gratefully acknowledge the Victorian Operational Infrastructure Support Program received by the Burnet Institute.

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Wright C, Dietze PM, Agius PA, et al. Mobile Phone-Based Ecological Momentary Intervention to Reduce Young Adults' Alcohol Use in the Event: A Three-Armed Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018;6(7):e149. Published 2018 Jul 20. doi:10.2196/mhealth.9324

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
269
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Participants were recruited from the Young Adults Alcohol Study (YAAS) which is an observational cohort study of young adults living in Melbourne, Australia. This study has included annual telephone interviews, and participants have never previously been offered any intervention. The YAAS cohort study commenced in 2012 with a representative sample of 802 Melburnians aged 18-25 years, screened for engagement in very high-risk drinking (≥7 standard drinks in a single occasion for females and ≥10 for males). The 2015 YAAS data served as the baseline for this trial, at which time all participants were aged 18-29 years.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Maximum age
29
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Australia
Territory
Melbourne
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • Participants from existing studies
Participants from existing studies
  • Young Adults Alcohol Study (YAAS)

Number of participants

Number of participants
269
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
We conducted a three-armed randomized controlled trial to assess the effect of a mobile Web-based ecological momentary assessment with texting feedback on self-reported alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harms in young adults.
Start Date
2015
End Date
2015
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Mobile phone