Community Based Youth Injury Prevention Program

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00340730
First received: June 19, 2006
Last updated: March 5, 2008
Last verified: November 2006
  Purpose

America's greatest resource is its youth, but that resource is increasingly threatened by violence. Recommendations for violence prevention have highlighted the need to focus on youth and to explore targeted interventions Nowhere is the need greater than in our nation's capital where the intentional injury fatality rate for youth age 14-19 is higher than any of the 50 states. This study builds on the CDC-supported project Adolescent Violence: A Community-Based Strategy which instituted citywide surveillance on injuries, conducted by researchers at the Children's National Medical Center. In this study, the same researchers will extend that work by testing an individualized intervention to reduce violent behavior among a sample of assault-injured youth, age 9-15, who present at the Emergency department (ED). 196 youths and their families will be included in this randomized trial, with 98 families assigned to the individualized intervention condition and 98 families assigned to the control condition. Families will be followed for 18 months. To address issues of attrition over the 18 months that the study follows, approximately twice as many families, or 400 families, will be recruited to participate in the study.


Condition
Violence
Intervention

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Community Based Youth Injury Prevention Program

Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 392
Study Start Date: December 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2006
Detailed Description:

America's greatest resource is its youth, but that resource is increasingly threatened by violence. Recommendations for violence prevention have highlighted the need to focus on youth and to explore targeted interventions. Nowhere is the need greater than in our nation's capital where the intentional injury fatality rate for youth age 14-19 is higher than any of the 50 states. This study builds on the CDC-supported project Adolescent Violence: A Community-Based Strategy which instituted citywide surveillance on injuries, conducted by researchers at the Children's National Medical Center. In this study, the same researchers will extend that work by testing an individualized intervention to reduce violent behavior among a sample of assault-injured youth, age 9-15, who present at the Emergency Department (ED). 196 youths and their families will be included in this randomized trial, with 98 families assigned to the individualized intervention condition and 98 families assigned to the control condition. Families will be followed for 18 months. To address issues of attrition over the 18 months that the study follows, approximately twice as many families, or 400 families, will be recruited to participate in the study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

A consecutive sample of youth presenting to the ED or hospitalized for interpersonal assault injuries meeting the following criteria will be recruited: Interpersonal injuries; Youth age 9-15 and their parents or guardians.

Youth and their families will be excluded from participation for the following reasons: Injuries due to child abuse and sexual abuse; those with severe psychopathology (i.e., severe depression or psychosis s measured by extreme responses on selected CBCL questions); Youth or their parents with an inability to comprehend questions for reasons of cognitive ability or language will be excluded.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00340730

Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00340730     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 999902070, 02-CH-N070
Study First Received: June 19, 2006
Last Updated: March 5, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Health Education
Mentoring
Parenting
Social Skills Training
Violence
Intervention
Youth Injury

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 19, 2014