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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Registration number
ACTRN12613001291774
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
11/06/2013
Date registered
21/11/2013
Date last updated
10/10/2017
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Young and Well Collaborative Research Centre (YAWCRC) Youth Wellbeing Etool Evaluation
Scientific title
Evaluation of "Ray's night out": a new iPhone app targeting alcohol use in young people
Secondary ID [1] 282401 0
Nil
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
U1111-1142-3573
Trial acronym
N/A
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Excessive drinking in young people 288982 0
Condition category
Condition code
Mental Health 289324 289324 0 0
Addiction

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Young people who drink regularly will be invited to use a new mobile phone game application, 'Ray's Night Out', over a one month period, to increase their knowledge of harm minimisation strategies for alcohol consumption. Participants' knowledge of harm reduction strategies will be measured before and after
Intervention code [1] 287034 0
Treatment: Other
Comparator / control treatment
A waitlist control will be used whereby 50% of the sample will be provided the mobile phone application one month later than the experimental cohort.
Control group
Active

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 289434 0
Participants are able to identify a greater number of harm minimisation strategies and have improved knowledge of alcohol based on free recall.
Timepoint [1] 289434 0
Baseline, 1 month post, 2 month post, 3 months post, 6 months post
Primary outcome [2] 289435 0
Participants have used more harm minimisation strategies, based on reports of their drinking experiences.
Timepoint [2] 289435 0
Baseline, 1 month post, 2 month post, 3 months post, 6 months post
Secondary outcome [1] 303230 0
nil
Timepoint [1] 303230 0
nil

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
1. Aged 16-25 years
2. Drink alcohol at least once a month
3. Have access to an iPhone4 or higher
Minimum age
16 Years
Maximum age
25 Years
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
nil

Study design
Purpose of the study
Educational / counselling / training
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?


The people assessing the outcomes
The people analysing the results/data
Intervention assignment
Other
Other design features
Half of the sample will be randomly allocated to a waitlist control group. These participants will act as a control for themselves (one month without the intervention vs one month with the intervention) and for the immediate-access group (effect of intervention vs. no intervention over a one-month period).
Phase
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis
Earlier, similarly-structured research conducted by the same team has used a sample of this size to observe outcomes in similar variables.

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
ACT,NSW,NT,QLD,SA,TAS,WA,VIC

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 287430 0
Charities/Societies/Foundations
Name [1] 287430 0
Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre
Address [1] 287430 0
Unit 17, 71 Victoria Crescent
Abbotsford VIC 3067
AUSTRALIA
Country [1] 287430 0
Australia
Primary sponsor type
Charities/Societies/Foundations
Name
Young and Well Collaborative Research Centre
Address
Unit 17, 71 Victoria Crescent
Abbotsford VIC 3067
AUSTRALIA
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 286177 0
None
Name [1] 286177 0
Address [1] 286177 0
Country [1] 286177 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 289410 0
QUT Human Research Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [1] 289410 0
QUT
IHBI
60 Musk Ave
Kelvin Grove 4059
Qld
Ethics committee country [1] 289410 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 289410 0
12/06/2013
Approval date [1] 289410 0
03/07/2013
Ethics approval number [1] 289410 0
EC00171

Summary
Brief summary
This study will evaluate changes in attitudes toward alcohol, knowledge and application of harm minimisation strategies and alcohol use following use of the eTool. A field trial will be conducted to determine the outcomes of the eTool on young people's attitudes to alcohol and knowledge of behaviours for safe alcohol consumption, as well as further information on the usability of the app. Young people will be given the eTool to trial for one month, during which time the eTool will collect information about their usage (including the number of times it was used; the date, time and duration each session of use), the sections of the eTool accessed and data entered into the app . This includes the number of drinks they typically consume on a 'fun', 'relaxed' and 'crazy' night and the number of drinks they can consume before hitting their 'stupid line' for drinking (the point at which a fun night out gets messy). At the end of the app young people are asked to re-enter the number of drinks they typically consume on a 'fun', 'relaxed' and 'crazy' night after receiving feedback on their night out with Ray, the red panda who is the character in the game. Research follow ups on young people's attitudes to alcohol, knowledge of behaviours for safe alcohol consumption and alcohol use is collected at 1, 2, 3 and 6 months follow up.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 39586 0
Dr Leanne Hides
Address 39586 0
QUT
IHBI
60 Musk Ave
Kelvin Grove
QLD 4059
Country 39586 0
Australia
Phone 39586 0
+617 3138 6144
Fax 39586 0
Email 39586 0
leanne.hides@qut.edu.au
Contact person for public queries
Name 39587 0
Dr Leanne Hides
Address 39587 0
QUT
IHBI
60 Musk Ave
Kelvin Grove
QLD 4059
Country 39587 0
Australia
Phone 39587 0
+617 3138 6144
Fax 39587 0
Email 39587 0
leanne.hides@qut.edu.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 39588 0
Dr Leanne Hides
Address 39588 0
QUT
IHBI
60 Musk Ave
Kelvin Grove
QLD 4059
Country 39588 0
Australia
Phone 39588 0
+617 3138 6144
Fax 39588 0
Email 39588 0
leanne.hides@qut.edu.au

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Summary results
Have study results been published in a peer-reviewed journal?
Other publications
Have study results been made publicly available in another format?
Results – basic reporting
Results – plain English summary