Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Adolescents

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(We were not able to recruit families)
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
National Board of Social Services, Denmark
Ministry of Social Affairs, Denmark
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Danish National Centre For Social Research
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01726361
First received: November 9, 2012
Last updated: November 6, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

November 9, 2012
November 6, 2013
November 2012
June 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Strengths and difficulties questionnaire, Child Behavior Checklist [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Measuring child/youth behaviour
Strenghts and difficulties questionnaire, Child Behavior Checklist [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01726361 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Parental Stress Scale [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measuring parental stress
  • Sense of Cohesion 13 [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measuring stress in human functioning
  • Ladder of life [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measuring overall quality of life
  • Major Depression Index 10 [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measuring parent's depression symptoms
  • Parental Stress Scale [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Sense of Cohesion 13 [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Ladder of life [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Major Depression Index 10 [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Other outcomes [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
crime (register and self-report) school truancy (register and self-report) general health including substance abuse (self-report)
Other outcomes [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
crime school truancy general health including substance abuse
 
Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Adolescents
Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Adolescents

The purpose of the study is to examine the effects of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care compared to treatment as usual (TAU) for adolescents in Denmark in need of out-of-home placement.

It is difficult to treat adolescents with serious behaviour problems. Although the number of adolescents displaying serious behaviour problems is limited, they are a serious concern to the society e.g. because of their frequent violent behaviour, criminal activities and lack of school adherence.

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC)is a community-based treatment program developed in USA. The goal of the MTFC program is to decrease problem behaviour and to increase developmentally appropriate normative and prosocial behavior in adolescents who are in need of out-of-home placement.

This study will evaluate the effect of MTFC on adolescents in out-of-home placement.

Participants will be recruited by caseworkers in the municipalities and randomly assigned to either MTFC or TAU. TAU will consist of other kinds of out-of-home placements. Outcomes will be assessed for all participants at baseline, post-treatment (12 months), and 12 months post-treatment. Parents and youth will be asked to fill out questionnaires on e.g. behaviour, parental stress, sense of cohesion, general health.

Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Adolescent Behaviour
  • Family Functioning
  • Behavioral: Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care
    Out of home placement in MTFC family for 10-12 months
  • Behavioral: Treatment as usual
    Other kinds of out of home placement
    Other Name: TAU
  • Experimental: MTFC
    Out of home placement in MTFC family program
    Intervention: Behavioral: Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care
  • Active Comparator: TAU
    Other kind of out of home placement
    Intervention: Behavioral: Treatment as usual
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Withdrawn
0
June 2016
June 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 12-17 years old
  • In need of out of home placement
  • serious behaviour problems

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe psychiatric illness in youth or parent
  • risk of suicide in youth
  • acute psychosis in youth
  • sexual offence by youth
  • severe substance abuse in youth or parent
Both
12 Years to 17 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Denmark
 
NCT01726361
SFI 2506
No
The Danish National Centre For Social Research
The Danish National Centre For Social Research
  • National Board of Social Services, Denmark
  • Ministry of Social Affairs, Denmark
Study Director: Mette Deding SFI the Danish National Centre for Social Research
The Danish National Centre For Social Research
November 2013

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