Efficacy of a Web-Based Alcohol Intervention for High School Students


This study evaluates the efficacy of the eCHECKUP TO GO as an intervention to reduce underage drinking and the associated negative consequences among high school seniors. The aim of this project is to provide a brief, low cost intervention that can be easily disseminated as a school-based intervention to address this important public health problem.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Prevention
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: March 15, 2019


  • Behavioral: eCHECKUP TO GO
    • eCHECKUP TO GO is a personalized normative feedback intervention intended to help participants make better choices about alcohol use by changing beliefs about alcohol, alcohol expectancies, and perceptions of peer drinking

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: eCHECKUP TO GO
    • Brief, web-based alcohol intervention
  • No Intervention: Control
    • Assessment only

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Reduce Alcohol Use of High School Seniors
    • Time Frame: Baseline, 1 month follow-up, and 6-month follow up
    • Use surveys to see if quantity of alcohol use (ex. weekly drinking, peek drinking, binge drinking) changes over time

Secondary Measures

  • Reduce Alcohol-Related Consequences of High School Seniors
    • Time Frame: Baseline and 6-month follow up
    • Use surveys to see if number of alcohol-related consequences changes over time

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Senior enrolled in high school sites

Exclusion Criteria

  • none

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 16 Years

Maximum Age: 18 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Boise State University
  • Collaborator
    • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Diana Doumas, Professor – Boise State University
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Diana Doumas, PhD, Principal Investigator, Boise State Univeristy

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