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.