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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/ARND Research Consortion

This study has been completed.
University of Oklahoma
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: April 25, 2008
Last verified: September 2005
Children will receive comprehensive evaluations through the UOHSC ABC program The assessment for the child will include: medical issues (including medication), dysmorphic examination, intellectual assessment, academic achievement, language, and motor skills. This program will provide appropriate non-study services and referrals. Eligible families will be randomly assigned to treatment group or control group. Treatment group will receive Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). The Control group will receive standard referrals and services through the ABC program and the parent education/advocacy component of the project.

Condition Intervention Phase
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Behavioral: Parent-child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Official Title: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/ARND Research Consortion-Oklahoma

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • compliance with directives

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: October 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2005
Detailed Description:

PCIT has been adapted by the applicant for group administration. The intervention will consist of 90-minute sessions of PCIT once a week for 14 weeks. During PCIT sessions parents and children will participate in activities that promote interactions. A behavior specialist who will be observing through a two-way mirror assists parents in development of appropriate behaviors and interaction techniques. Parents will be prompted by use of in-ear devices (i.e., bug in the ear). This intervention has been shown to be effective in other populations. For each family, individualized goals for parent-child interactions will be set and reviewed each session. Homework assignments also will be given.

Parent Component: Three 90-minute sessions conducted in a group format. Topics will include: FAS/ARND education, impact of FAS/ARND on families, specific development of a child with FAS/ARND, and FAS/ARND social skills and deficits.

Evaluation Plan: Treatment and control groups will be compared using pre- and post-tests measures. Post-tests will be at the conclusion of the intervention and at a 6, 12, and 18-month follow-ups. Process (e.g., parent satisfaction, compliance, etc) and outcome (e.g., behavior, family functioning, etc) measures will be evaluated.


Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 7 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children ages 3 to 7 years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00164554

United States, Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73190
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
University of Oklahoma
Principal Investigator: John Mulvihill, MD University of Oklahoma
  More Information Identifier: NCT00164554     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCBDDD-3813
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: April 25, 2008

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Fetal Diseases
Pregnancy Complications
Alcohol-Induced Disorders
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders processed this record on September 19, 2017