15 Year Follow-up of New Beginnings Program for Divorced Families (NBF15)

This study has been completed.
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Collaborator:
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Arizona State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01407120
First received: July 29, 2011
Last updated: August 1, 2011
Last verified: July 2011

July 29, 2011
August 1, 2011
July 2006
September 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Diagnosis of mental health disorder [ Time Frame: 15 year follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Incidence and number of internalizing, externalizing, and substance use disorders with onset of symptoms within the last nine years.
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01407120 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Young Adult Substance Use [ Time Frame: 15 year follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Frequency of substance use past month, and age of onset of regular drinking.
  • Internalizing and Externalizing Problems [ Time Frame: 15 Year follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of internalizing and externalizing problems during the past 6 months
Same as current
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
15 Year Follow-up of New Beginnings Program for Divorced Families
Effects of NBP for Children of Divorce 15 Years Later

The project is a 15-year follow-up of 240 young adults whose families participated in an experimental evaluation of the New Beginnings Program (NBP), a preventive intervention for divorced families. The NBP was provided in late childhood; the follow-up occurred in young adulthood. Families were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: mother program (MP), dual-component mother and child program (MPCP), or literature-control (LC) condition. Programs were designed to change several putative mediators of children's post-divorce mental health problems using empirically-supported change strategies. The investigators expected that the NBP would have either main or risk by program interactive effects on mental health and substance use problems and disorders, developmental tasks, parent-young adult relationships, physical health problems, and competencies, such that YAs who participated in NBP will have better functioning than YAs in the control condition. The investigators expected that the NBP will have either main or risk by program interactive effects on mothers' mental health; those in the NBP are expected to have fewer mental health problems than those in the control condition.

Not Provided
Interventional
Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Mental Disorder
  • Substance Use
Behavioral: New Beginnings Program
A preventive intervention for divorced families.
  • Experimental: Mother Program
    11 session program focused on parenting skills
    Intervention: Behavioral: New Beginnings Program
  • Experimental: Mother Plus Child Program
    11 session Mother Program focused on parenting skills plus 11 session Child program focused on child coping skills
    Intervention: Behavioral: New Beginnings Program
  • No Intervention: Literature Control
    Families received books on children's post-divorce adjustment

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
240
September 2009
September 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Divorced in past two years
  • Female residential parent
  • At least one 9-12 year-old child resided (at least 50%) with the mother
  • Neither mother nor any child was currently in treatment for mental health problems
  • Mother had not remarried nor planned to remarry during the program, and did not have a live-in boyfriend
  • Custody was expected to remain stable
  • Family resided within an hour drive of program site
  • Mother and child could complete assessments in English
  • Child was not learning disabled nor in special education
  • If diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, child was taking medication

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child scored above 17 on the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI, endorsed an item indicating that s/he wanted to kill her/himself, or scored above the 97th percentile on the Externalizing Subscale (Child Behavior Checklist [CBCL])
Both
9 Years to 12 Years
Yes
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United States
 
NCT01407120
5R01MH071707-04, 5P30MH068685-05
No
Sharlene Wolchik/ Professor, Arizona State University
Arizona State University
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Sharlene A Wolchik, Ph.D. Arizona State University
Arizona State University
July 2011

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