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The SIPS Junior High project, funded by the NIHR Public Health Research Programme, aims to test the feasibility of conducting a research project in a high school setting with year 10 pupils (14-15 years old) and their parents, which aims to prevent and reduce hazardous drinking in youth. After completing a questionnaire about their drinking, pupils with positive scores are invited to join the study, a cluster randomisation of seven schools in North East England, involving them in different intensities of intervention.

Start date: 01/10/2011 End date: 31/07/2013

Funder: NIHR (via University of Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Funding £5,755

Publications: Brief intervention to prevent hazardous drinking in young people aged 14–15 in a high school setting (SIPS JR-HIGH): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial (web page)

A pilot feasiblity c-rct of screening and brief alcohol intervention in young people aged 14-15 in a high school setting: SIPS jr-high

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Last Updated: 07/01/2015