Online Parent Training for Children With Behavior Disorders (PW2)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified May 2013 by Family Works Incorporated
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Oregon Research Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Family Works Incorporated
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01861158
First received: May 20, 2013
Last updated: May 21, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
  Purpose

This study evaluates Parenting Wisely (PW), an interactive, computer-based, online parenting program, through a formal randomized trial conducted in collaboration with the juvenile justice system (JJS), the primary market for such a program. Parents of 450 delinquent receiving JJS services as usual (SAU) will be randomly assigned to: PW plus a social networking online discussion forum, PW alone, or SAU. The investigators will also determine the potential marketability of the PW intervention to JJS programs based on the effects of PW on parent report and direct observation measures of parenting behaviors, adolescent behaviors, and family functioning, as well as measures of recidivism and cost savings. User satisfaction, program comprehension, receptivity, and parent self-efficacy will also be assessed. The investigators hypothesize that the two PW interventions (PW only and PW + Social Network) will produce greater reductions in disruptive behavior problems from baseline to 3- and 6-month assessments compared to SAU.


Condition Intervention
Parenting
Delinquency
Behavioral: Parenting Wisely

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Online Parent Training for Children With Behavior Disorders: Phase II

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Further study details as provided by Family Works Incorporated:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Parenting skills and knowledge [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 6-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Online questionnaire measures (Family Assessment Device, Parenting Scale, Parenting Knowledge Test, Parent Sense of Competence, Social Support for Parenting)

  • Child behavioral changes [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 6-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Online questionnaires (Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory, Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire).

    Juvenile justice recidivism data for youth of the enrolled parents (e.g., new charges)



Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Satisfaction with the Parenting Wisely program [ Time Frame: 3 months following baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Online questionnaires about program usability and user satisfaction: System Usability Scale and questions specific to parents' experiences with PW.


Estimated Enrollment: 450
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Parenting Wisely
Immediate access to the online Parenting Wisely program
Behavioral: Parenting Wisely
Computer-based, online, interactive parenting intervention
Other Name: PW
Active Comparator: Parenting Wisely + Community Forum
Immediate access to the online Parenting Wisely program, as well as access to a community form where parents can receive social support from other online users of the program and a moderator
Behavioral: Parenting Wisely
Computer-based, online, interactive parenting intervention
Other Name: PW
No Intervention: Delayed Parenting Wisely
Delayed (6-month) access to the Parenting Wisely program. Parents will receive access to PW after the final, 6-month, follow-up assessment.

Detailed Description:

Research has shown that parent-targeted interventions are effective in ameliorating adolescent conduct disorders, substance abuse, HIV-risk, and related adolescent problem behaviors. The meteoric rise of Internet use and recent advance in multimedia technology and software combine to create new opportunities for disseminating evidence-based practices. Parenting Wisely (PW; Gordon, 2000) is a computer-based intervention designed to prevent and treat child disruptive behavior problems. This evidence-based approach fits easily into existing juvenile justice, health, education, and mental health service delivery systems, bypassing many of the current barriers to care. The investigators' Phase I study focused on revising and enhancing PW with more culturally relevant content and imagery to broaden its appeal to ethnically diverse populations. The findings revealed substantial improvements on virtually all measures of parenting and child behavior and outcomes at 6 months were highly significant and clinically meaningful. This Phase II study is designed to broaden the appeal and potential reach of PW through a formal randomized trial conducted in collaboration with the juvenile justice system (JJS), the primary market for such a program. Parents of 450 delinquent receiving JJS services as usual (SAU) will be randomly assigned to: PW plus a social networking online discussion forum, PW alone, or SAU. PW is the first online skill-building parent training program to examine effectiveness across different ethnic cultural groups and offers a brief, low cost, accessible approach that could be easily and quickly implemented and sustained in JJS settings. As such, the potential impact for marketing PW and reducing child behavior problems is considerable. Phase II activities will include the development of a moderated online forum to increase parental social support and skill acquisition. The investigators will also determine the potential marketability of the PW intervention to JJS programs based on the effects of PW on parent report and direct observation measures of parenting behaviors, adolescent behaviors, and family functioning, as well as measures of recidivism and cost savings. User satisfaction, program comprehension, receptivity, and parent self-efficacy will also be assessed.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parent of a 12-17 year old adolescent who has been referred to the juvenile justice system for a legal offense (at least one police-generated report)
  • Adolescent has been referred by a participating county in Oregon or Nevada
  • Parent and adolescent live together at least 40% of the time

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parent has already enrolled or completed the study for another adolescent
  • Read and speak a language other than English or Spanish
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01861158

Contacts
Contact: Don Gordon, Ph.D. 877-874-1365 gordon@mind.net
Contact: Erica M Finstad, Ph.D. 503-243-1065 efinstad@ori.org

Locations
United States, Oregon
Oregon Research Institute Recruiting
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97232
Contact: Erica M Finstad, Ph.D.    503-243-1065    efinstad@ori.org   
Contact: Stephanie Irish, B.A.    503-243-1065    sirish@ori.org   
Principal Investigator: Holly B Waldron, Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Family Works Incorporated
Oregon Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Don Gordon, Ph.D. Family Works Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Family Works Incorporated
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01861158     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2R44DA026658-02A1
Study First Received: May 20, 2013
Last Updated: May 21, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Family Works Incorporated:
Parenting
Adolescence
Delinquency
Online intervention
Juvenile Justice

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014