Journal article

Texting to Reduce Alcohol Misuse (TRAM): main findings from a randomized controlled trial of a text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among disadvantaged men

Iain K Crombie, Linda Irvine, Brian Williams, Falko F Sniehotta, Dennis Petrie, Claire Jones, John Norrie, Josie MM Evans, Carol Emslie, Peter M Rice, Peter W Slane, Gerry Humphris, Ian W Ricketts, Ambrose J Melson, Peter T Donnan, Simona M Hapca, Andrew McKenzie, Marcus Achison

Addiction | WILEY | Published : 2018


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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the NIHR Public Health Research programme (11/3050/30). The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the PHR programme, NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health. We are indebted to the men who participated so willingly in the study. We thank: the 20 general practices who took part; Marie Pitkethly, Kim Stringer and Tracy Ibbotson from the Scottish Primary Care Research Network who identified potential participants; Amy Howie who provided administration support; Jillian Hart and Judith Connell for recruiting participants from the Forth Valley and Glasgow sites; Dr S. Parrot for use of the Short Service Use questionnaire; and Sean and Lee (User Group representatives) who attended steering group meetings and contributed to the study design and interpretation of the findings. Finally, we thank the members of the Trial Steering Committee: Professor John Frank (chairman), Professor Jonathan Chick, Mr Philip McLoone and Mr Mike Alcock for advice and support.