Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the POWER Through Choices Program

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Oklahoma
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01565304
First received: March 23, 2012
Last updated: April 28, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the POWER Through Choices (PTC) curriculum in increasing contraceptive use and delaying sexual initiation among youth living in group foster care homes.


Condition Intervention
Pregnancy
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Behavioral: POWER Through Choices

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the POWER Through Choices Program

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Further study details as provided by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Consistent contraceptive use [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Sexual initiation [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Knowledge of contraceptive use and reproductive health [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Intentions to delay sexual initiation and unprotected sex [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Attitudes toward sexual activity and contraceptive use [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Scores on scale of self-efficacy to avoid sexual risk behaviors [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1080
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: POWER Through Choices
10-session group-based sexual education curriculum
Behavioral: POWER Through Choices
10-session group-based sexual education curriculum
No Intervention: Usual services
No intervention

Detailed Description:

Youth in foster care are at especially high risk for teen pregnancy and associated sexual risk behaviors. The POWER Through Choices (PTC) program is a 10-session sexuality curriculum that aims to increase contraceptive use and delay sexual initiation by empowering youth to make healthy, positive choices about their sexual behaviors. This study uses a cluster randomized design to compare the effectiveness of PTC to usual programs and services provided to youth living in group foster care homes. Study participants will be youth living in group foster homes recruited in four locations: Kern County, CA; Cook County, IL; Baltimore County, MD; and Oklahoma (statewide). The study is being conducted as part of the national Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches funded by the Office of Adolescent Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Resident of group foster care home

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or parenting
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01565304

Locations
United States, California
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Bakersfield, California, United States, 93301
United States, Maryland
Planned Parenthood of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73118
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
University of Oklahoma
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Roy Oman, PhD University of Oklahoma
Principal Investigator: Sara Vesely, PhD University of Oklahoma
Principal Investigator: Brian Goesling, PhD Mathematica Policy Research
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01565304     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MPR-06549-03
Study First Received: March 23, 2012
Last Updated: April 28, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.:
Teen pregnancy
Sexually transmitted infections
Sexual risk behaviors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Infection
Virus Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014