Trial record 3 of 267 for:    driving

Parent-based Intervention to Increase Safe Teen Driving

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Blank Children's Hospital
Information provided by:
University of Iowa
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01014923
First received: November 16, 2009
Last updated: February 18, 2011
Last verified: February 2011
  Purpose

We hypothesize that this intervention will increase the quality and quantity of parental interaction on safety driving with newly-licensed teen drivers. 250 parent/teen dyads will be individually randomized into intervention and control groups. The intervention group will receive a tailored, in-person intervention with a trained member of the research team, with follow-up intervention phone calls each month for the 3-month intervention. The control group will be a "usual care" group who will receive driving safety materials available to all new drivers and their parents. Parents and teens will be followed to see if intervention parents meet the intervention's driving goals and to see if the parent and teens report improved driving skills and behaviors in the intervention compared with the control group.


Condition Intervention
Motor Vehicle Occupant Injury
Teenaged Driver
Behavioral: Teen driving intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Parent-based Intervention to Increase Safe Teen Driving

Further study details as provided by University of Iowa:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Driving Safety Communication [ Time Frame: 6 months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Risky Driving Inventory [ Time Frame: 6-months post intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Driving citations and crashes [ Time Frame: through one year post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • parent risky driving inventory [ Time Frame: 6 months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 163
Study Start Date: July 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention
Parents of new teen drivers receive guidebook to teach driving skills and safety behaviors; individual instruction on parent-child communication about driving; DVD demonstrating safe driving communication; and, 26-page booklet on driving goals and conversation topics
Behavioral: Teen driving intervention
Parents of new teen drivers receive guidebook to teach driving skills and safety behaviors; individual instruction on parent-child communication about driving; DVD demonstrating safe driving communication; and, 26-page booklet on driving goals and conversation topics
No Intervention: Control
Parents receive a Department of Transportation booklet on teen driving

Detailed Description:

Drivers in their first six months of licensure have the highest crash rates of all drivers, leading to high rates of injury for themselves, their passengers, and those they hit. Parents play a critical role in the driving experience of their children. Policy approaches, such as Graduated Driver's Licensing Systems, and educational programs that encourage parents to define driving rules and restrictions have shown some success in reducing teen risky driving. However, methods to increase parental involvement in teaching driving skills and encouraging safe driving behaviors have not been widely tested. Such interventions can augment existing GDL systems by increasing parental knowledge and involvement in learning to drive.

The long-range goal of this research is to develop a sustainable and generalizable intervention that will reduce crashes and related injuries among teen drivers by increasing safe driving practices. The investigators propose to conduct a randomized trial of an educational intervention for parents of newly licensed adolescent drivers to increase parental involvement in teaching driving skills and safe driving behavior. Seven schools in small towns in the state of Iowa have agreed to participate. These schools are all within 50 miles of Des Moines, Iowa's largest city, which will lead to driving exposure in rural and town environments.

Parents of newly-licensed teenaged drivers will be the primary subjects enrolled in this study, and parents only will participate in the intervention. Teen drivers will also be enrolled so that they can provide information about their driving attitudes and behaviors; their role will be limited to filling out surveys. The intervention will include a focus on teaching driving skills and behaviors and on effective communication strategies with teens. The intervention content includes specific driving goals that parents meet with their teen drivers that focus on skills and behavior. This project will be conducted in a rural population, so skills for driving on rural roads will be included. The delivery of the intervention will use motivational interviewing, a successful and age-appropriate health behavior communication technique that has shown great success in related health fields.

250 parent/teen dyads will be individually randomized into intervention and control groups. The intervention group will receive a tailored, in-person intervention with a trained member of the research team, with follow-up intervention phone calls each month for the 3-month intervention. The control group will be a "usual care" group who will receive driving safety materials available to all new drivers and their parents. Parents and teens will be followed to see if intervention parents meet the intervention's driving goals and to see if the parent and teens report improved driving skills and behaviors in the intervention compared with the control group.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • parent and teen dyads of newly-licensed teenaged drivers that speak English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • siblings of previously enrolled dyads, teens who will not drive independently after licensure
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01014923

Locations
United States, Iowa
Blank Children's Hospital
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Iowa
Blank Children's Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD University of Iowa
  More Information

No publications provided by University of Iowa

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Corinne Peek-Asa, University of Iowa
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01014923     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CE000947, CDC NCIPC R49 CE000947
Study First Received: November 16, 2009
Last Updated: February 18, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Iowa:
motor vehicle
accidents, traffic
prevention and control

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014