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Affect Management Intervention for Early Adolescents Wtih Mental Health Problems (Project TRAC)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00741975
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 27, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 13, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Adolescents are at risk for HIV because of sexual and drug use behavior initiated during early adolescence, and those with mental health problems appear to be particularly susceptible. Problems with managing emotions may make it difficult for early adolescents to make good decisions about sexual and substance use behaviors. This project will develop and evaluate interventions for early adolescents with mental health issues. An intervention focused on teaching affect management skills will be compared to an intervention addressing a variety of health topics to determine which intervention best reduces risk behavior among this at-risk population.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Behavioral: Affect Management Behavioral: General Health Promotion Phase 1

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 138 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Affect Management Intervention for Early Adolescents With Mental Health Problems
Study Start Date : April 2007
Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Study Completion Date : May 2010

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Affect Management
Behavioral: Affect Management
12-session group intervention including affect management training as well as sexual health skills training
Active Comparator: 2
General Health Promotion
Behavioral: General Health Promotion
12-session group intervention including health information on a variety of developmentally relevant health topics


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adolescent-reported sexual activity [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adolescent-reported condom use [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Seventh graders identified by counselors at participating public school

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Adolescent is HIV positive
  • Adolescent is developmentally delayed
  • Adolescent in pregnant
  • Adolescent has a history of sexual crime
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rhode Island Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christopher D Houck, Phd Rhode Island Hospital
More Information

Responsible Party: Rhode Island Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00741975     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R34MH078750 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: August 27, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012

Keywords provided by Rhode Island Hospital:
HIV prevention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases