Journal article

Trial protocol: a clustered, randomised, longitudinal, type 2 translational trial of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm among adolescents in Australia

B Rowland, C Abraham, R Carter, J Abimanyi-Ochom, AB Kelly, P Kremer, JW Williams, R Smith, JK Hall, D Wagner, H Renner, T Hosseini, A Osborn, M Mohebbi, JW Toumbourou

BMC Public Health | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This cluster randomised control trial is designed to evaluate whether the Communities That Care intervention (CTC) is effective in reducing the proportion of secondary school age adolescents who use alcohol before the Australian legal purchasing age of 18 years. Secondary outcomes are other substance use and antisocial behaviours. Long term economic benefits of reduced alcohol use by adolescents for the community will also be assessed. METHODS: Fourteen communities and 14 other non-contiguous communities will be matched on socioeconomic status (SES), location, and size. One of each pair will be randomly allocated to the intervention in three Australian states (Victoria, Queenslan..

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