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Parents Matter!: Interventions to Promote Effective Parent-Child Communication

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Georgia
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00137943
First received: August 26, 2005
Last updated: September 26, 2012
Last verified: September 2012

August 26, 2005
September 26, 2012
September 1999
September 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Percent of teens who have initiated sexual intercourse at 3 years post intervention
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00137943 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Increase in parental knowledge at 1 year
  • Increase in parental skills at 1 year
  • Increase in parental comfort communicating at 1 year
  • Increase in parental confidence communicating at 1 year
  • Incresae in parental knowledge at 1 year
  • Increase in parental skills at 1 year
  • Increase in parental comfort communicating at 1 year
  • Increase in parental confidence communicating at 1 year
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Parents Matter!: Interventions to Promote Effective Parent-Child Communication
Parents Matter!: Interventions to Promote Effective Parent-Child Communication About Sex and Sexual Risk Among African American Families

Parents Matter is a community-based project whose goal it is to develop and test an intervention designed to promote effective parent-child communication about sexuality in order to promote sexual health among adolescents.

Participants in the intervention are African American parents or guardians who have children in the 4th or 5th grade that are 12 or younger. Recruitment was done through schools, housing authorities, community based organizations, and churches. Participants were randomly assigned to participate in one of three interventions delivered by community based interventionists. The enhanced sexuality communication intervention consists of five 2.5 hour sessions conducted over 5 weeks with booster sessions at 12 and 24 months post-intervention. The full sexual communication intervention focuses on general parenting skills and sexual communication skills using a variety of presentation modalities: group discussion, video, and role-plays. The brief sexual communication intervention consists of a single 2.5 hour session in which parents are provided with information on general parenting skills and sexual communication skills. Thus, this intervention seeks to provide the same information as the full sexual communication intervention but in a condensed format with little group participation. The control intervention is a single 2.5 hour session focusing on general child health issues such as diet and exercise rather than parenting and sexual communication.

Interventional
Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
  • HIV Infections
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Behavioral: Full Parent communication intervention
  • Behavioral: Brief Parent Communication Intervention
  • Behavioral: Control Parent Intervention
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
2210
September 2006
September 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for the parent-child dyad are as follows:

  • The parent or guardian must be African-American
  • The parent or guardian must be the primary caregiver for a child in 4th or 5th grade who is 12 or younger at the time of the 1st assessment.
  • The parent or guardian and the child must have lived together continuously for at least the past 3 years and the child must spend most nights (5 or more) with the parent or guardian.
  • The parent or guardian and the child must both speak English.
Both
9 Years to 12 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00137943
CDC-NCHSTP-2834, CCU417720
No
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
University of Georgia
Principal Investigator: Rex Forehand, Ph.D. University of Vermont
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
September 2012

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