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
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Pregnancy
Behavioral: Full Parent communication intervention
Behavioral: Brief Parent Communication Intervention
Behavioral: Control Parent Intervention
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Parents Matter!: Interventions to Promote Effective Parent-Child Communication About Sex and Sexual Risk Among African American Families

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Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percent of teens who have initiated sexual intercourse at 3 years post intervention

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 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

Estimated Enrollment: 2210
Study Start Date: September 1999
Study Completion Date: September 2006
Primary Completion Date: September 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 12 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

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.
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Locations
United States, Arkansas
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72202
United States, Georgia
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States, 30602
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30303
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Georgia
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rex Forehand, Ph.D. University of Vermont
  More Information

Publications:
Forehand, R., Miller, K.S., Armistead, L., Kitchick, B.A., & Long, N. (2004). Parents Matter! Program: An Introduction. Journal of Child and Families Studies, 13, 1-3.
Dittus, P., Miller, K.S., Kotchick, B.A., & Forehand, R. (2004). Why parents matter: The conceptual basis for a community-based HIV prevention program prevention program for African American youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 13, 5-20.
Ball, J., Pelton, J., Forehand, R., Long, N., & Wallace, S. (2004). Methodological overview of the Parents Matter! Program St. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 13, 21-34.
Secrest, L.A., Lassiter, S.L., Armistead, L.P., Wyckoff, S.C., Johnson, J., Williams, W.B., & Kotchick, B.A. (2004). The Parents Matter! Program: Building a successful investigator community partnership. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 13, 35-45.
Long, N., Austin, B., Gound, M., Kelly, A., Gardner, A., Dunn, R., Harris, & Miller, K. (2004). The Parents Matter! Program Interventions: Content and the facilitation process. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 13, 47-65.
Armistead, L., Clark, H., Barber, N., Dorsey, S., Hughley, J., Favors, M., & Wycoff, S. (2004). Participant retention in the Parents Matter! Program: Strategies and outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 13, 67-80.
Murry, V.M., Kotchick, B.A., Wallace, S., Ketchen, B., Eddings, K., Heller, L., & Collier, I. (2004). Race, culture and ethnicity: Implications for a community intervention. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 13, 81-99.
Long, N., Miller, K.S., Jackson, L.C., Lindner, G.K., Hunt, R.G., Robinson, A.D., Goldsby, W.D., & Armistead, L.P. (2004). Lessons learned from the Parents Matter! Program. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 13, 101-112.

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00137943     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCHSTP-2834, CCU417720
Study First Received: August 26, 2005
Last Updated: September 26, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Parent-child communication
Primary prevention
sexual risk prevention
HIV

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Infection
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female

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