The study

We plan to recruit 200 people into the ‘Step Away’ study between April - May 2018. People will be in the study for six months.

If you agree to take part in the study, you will be randomly allocated (like the toss of a coin) to one of two groups: 

  • App Version 1 group: If you are in this group you will get six months free access to Version 1 of the ‘Step Away’ app.  
  • App Version 2 group: If you are in this group you will get six months free access to Version 2 of the ‘Step Away’ app.

 

If you agree to take part in the study we will email you a link to the ‘Step Away’ smartphone app. You will need to download the app onto your smartphone. The app will be free and there are no in-app purchases required. Note that there is currently only an iPhone version of the app – no android version is available yet. 

A researcher will also call you four times during the six month period (each call will last 10-15 minutes) to collect information about your drinking habits and health, and your views about the app you have been given access to.

RECRUITMENT FOR THE STEP AWAY STUDY IS NOW COMPLETE

If you are a current participant and have any questions about the study, please read our participant information sheet. You can also call us on 09 373 7599 ext 88663 or email us at stepaway@auckland.ac.nz.