An Affect Management Intervention for Juvenile Offenders

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 9, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 6, 2009
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Rhode Island Hospital

Brief Summary:
Adolescents are at risk for HIV because of sexual and drug behavior initiated during this developmental period. Adolescents in the juvenile justice system are at increased risk for HIV due to higher rates of substance use and psychopathology than their non-offending peers. Juvenile justice youth may therefore also be less likely to benefit from frequently used skills based interventions. It appears that emotional lability, frequently found in this population, disrupts skills learned. This project will implement and evaluate an affect management HIV prevention intervention for adolescents in a juvenile drug court program. Affect management and general health promotion interventions will be compared to determine which intervention best reduces risk behavior among adolescents in the drug court.

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

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 95 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: An Affect Management Intervention for Juvenile Offenders
Study Start Date : September 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Behavioral: Affect Management
5 session group intervention that focused on teaching affect management skills and included HIV prevention and sexual health training

Active Comparator: 2 Behavioral: General Health Promotion
5 session group focused on delivering general health promotion information in didactic format

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adolescent-reported sexual activity and condom use [ Time Frame: 3 month post-intervention ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adolescent substance use (self-report and urine toxicology screen results) [ Time Frame: 3 months post-intervention ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adolescents enrolled in the juvenile drug court program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Adolescent is HIV positive
  • Adolescent is pregnant
  • Adolescent is developmentally delayed
  • Adolescent has history of sexual crime

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00748800

United States, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rhode Island Hospital
Principal Investigator: Larry K Brown, MD Rhode Island Hospital

Responsible Party: Larry K. Brown, M.D./Principal Investigator, Rhode Island Hospital Identifier: NCT00748800     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R21DA019245 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: September 9, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 6, 2009
Last Verified: February 2009

Keywords provided by Rhode Island Hospital:
HIV prevention
HIV seronegativity

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