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The Institute of Health Economics is conducting a study to determine how a breathalyzer linked to a cloud based alcohol monitoring system changes alcohol consumption during pregnancy in women with alcohol dependency issues.
IHE posits that the ability to self-monitor blood alcohol concentration and the ability to share sobriety via email or text with loved ones and counselors may reduce alcohol consumption and thus reduce the possibility of delivering a child with FASD.
The study will provide useful evidence for tailoring future optimal maternal and child healthcare for women, with the potential of decreasing healthcare utilization by prevention of FASD. Breathalyzer device usage plus secure document sobriety should improve patient monitoring convenience and demonstrate reductions in alcohol use outside of traditional office visits and patient self-reports.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention
specialized breathalyzer device with face recognition technology
Enrolling by invitation
Institute of Health Economics, Canada
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-05-03T21:38:21-0400
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