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dc.contributor.authorCrombie, Iain Ken_UK
dc.contributor.authorIrvine, Lindaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Brianen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSniehotta, Falko Fen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPetrie, Dennisen_UK
dc.contributor.authorJones, Claireen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNorrie, Johnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Josie M Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorEmslie, Carolen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRice, Peter Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorSlane, Peter Wen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHumphris, Gerryen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRicketts, Ian Wen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMelson, Ambrose Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDonnan, Peter Ten_UK
dc.contributor.authorHapca, Simona Men_UK
dc.description.abstractAims To test the effectiveness of a theoretically based text‐message intervention to reduce binge drinking among socially disadvantaged men. Design A multi‐centre parallel group, pragmatic, individually randomized controlled trial. Setting Community‐based study conducted in four regions of Scotland. Participants A total of 825 men aged 25–44 years recruited from socially disadvantaged areas who had two or more episodes of binge drinking (> 8 UK units on a single occasion) in the preceding 28 days: 411 men were randomized to the intervention and 414 to the control. Intervention and comparator A series of 112 interactive text messages was delivered by mobile phone during a 12‐week period. The intervention was structured around the Health Action Process Approach, a comprehensive model which allows integration of a range of evidence‐based behaviour change techniques. The control group received 89 texts on general health, with no mention of alcohol or use of behaviour change techniques. Measurements The primary outcome measure was the proportion of men consuming > 8 units on three or more occasions (in the previous 28 days) at 12 months post‐intervention. Findings The proportion of men consuming > 8 units on three or more occasions (in the previous 28 days) was 41.5% in the intervention group and 47.8% in the control group. Formal analysis showed that there was no evidence that the intervention was effective [odds ratio (OR) = 0.79, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.57–1.08; absolute reduction 5.7%, 95% CI = −13.3 to 1.9]. The Bayes factor for this outcome was 1.3, confirming that the results were inconclusive. The retention was high and similar in intervention (84.9%) and control (86.5%) groups. Most men in the intervention group engaged with the text messages: almost all (92%) replied to text messages and 67% replied more than 10 times. Conclusions A theoretically based text‐messaging intervention aimed at reducing binge drinking in disadvantaged men was not found to reduce prevalence of binge drinking at 12‐month follow‐up.en_UK
dc.relationCrombie IK, Irvine L, Williams B, Sniehotta FF, Petrie D, Jones C, Norrie J, Evans JMM, Emslie C, Rice PM, Slane PW, Humphris G, Ricketts IW, Melson AJ, Donnan PT & Hapca SM (2018) 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. Addiction, 113 (9), pp. 1609-1618.
dc.rights© 2018 The Authors. Addiction published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Society for the Study of Addiction. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_UK
dc.subjectBinge drinkingen_UK
dc.subjectcommunity baseden_UK
dc.subjecttext message interventionen_UK
dc.titleTexting to Reduce Alcohol Misuse (TRAM): main findings from a randomized controlled trial of a text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among disadvantaged menen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderNational Institute for Health Researchen_UK
dc.description.notesAdditional co-authors: Andrew McKenzie andMarcus Achisonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEdinburgh Napier Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNewcastle Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMonash Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGlasgow Caledonian Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationErskine Practiceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of St Andrewsen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
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