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Comparison of disulfiram and placebo in treatment of alcohol dependence of adolescents.



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Primary Publication Information
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Title Comparison of disulfiram and placebo in treatment of alcohol dependence of adolescents.
Author Niederhofer H., Staffen W.
Country Christian Doppler Clinic, A-5020, Salzburg, Austria. helmut.niederhofer@uibk.ac.at
Year 2003
Numbers Pubmed ID: 15385223

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Extraction Form: Evidence Map
Arms
Number Title Description Comments
1 Disulfiram Disulfiram
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2 Placebo
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Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Should this citation be included? Yes
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Does this paper originate from a primary study of interest? No
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Ages eligible (in years) 16
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Total sample size (in all arms) 26
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Age distribution of enrolled population (in years) 16.9
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Substance used Alcohol
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Interventions studied? Pharmacologic
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Outcome? Self report of use/abstinence and/or intensity
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Adverse effects
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Age variation of enrolled population (in years) 0.3
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Study type RCT
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Is any arm a brief intervention (or single session)? No
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Income level of country(ies) of origin Upper income
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Results & Comparisons


Results Data
Outcome: pct abstinent for alcohol      Population: All Participants
Time Point Measure Disulfiram Placebo


0 months

N Analyzed 13 13
Counts 0 0


3 months

N Analyzed 13 13
Counts 7 2
Outcome: alcohol abstain      Population: All Participants
Time Point Measure Disulfiram Placebo


3 months

N Analyzed 13 13
Mean 68.5 29.7
SD 37.5 19.0
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Quality Dimensions
Dimension Value Notes Comments
Intention-to-treat-analysis: Bias due to incomplete reporting and analysis according to group allocation No
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Group similarity at baseline (selection bias): Selection bias due to dissimilarity at baseline for the most important prognostic indicators Yes
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Co-interventions (performance bias): Performance bias because co-interventions were different across groups Yes
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Compliance (performance bias): Performance bias due to inappropriate compliance with interventions across groups No
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Timing of outcome assessments (detection bias): Detection bias because important outcomes were not measured at the same time across groups Yes
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Additional Bias: Bias due to problems not covered elsewhere in the table. If yes, describe them in the Notes. No
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Random sequence generation (selection bias): Selection bias (biased allocation to interventions) due to inadequate generation of a randomized sequence Unclear
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Allocation concealment (selection bias): Selection bias (biased allocation to interventions) due to inadequate concealment of allocations prior to assignment Low
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Blinding of participants (performance bias): Performance bias due to knowledge of the allocated interventions by participants during the study Low
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Blinding of personnel/ care providers (performance bias): Performance bias due to knowledge of the allocated interventions by personnel/care providers during the study. Low
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Blinding of outcome assessor (detection bias): Detection bias due to knowledge of the allocated interventions by outcome assessors. Low
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Incomplete outcome data (attrition bias): Attrition bias due to amount, nature or handling of incomplete outcome data High
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Selective Reporting (reporting bias): Reporting bias due to selective outcome reporting
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