Effectiveness Study of a Swedish Youth Mentoring Program

This study has been completed.
The office of the National Drug Policy Coordinator (MOB)
The National Board of Health and Welfare
Stockholm County Council, Sweden
Information provided by:
Karolinska Institutet
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: June 7, 2010
Last updated: September 29, 2010
Last verified: September 2010
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of a one-to-one, adult-to-youth primary preventive mentoring program in Sweden. Outcome domains and criteria for inclusion and exclusion of study participants are elaborated in collaboration with the providing NGO, and the program is given as customary.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Youth Mentoring program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized Effectiveness Trial of a One-to-one, Adult-to-youth Mentoring Program in Sweden

Further study details as provided by Karolinska Institutet:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Self-reported substance use [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported substance use among youth

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Youth delinquency [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported delinquency among youth

Enrollment: 128
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 14 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • a self-reported need of the youth for additional adult contacts

Exclusion Criteria:

  • current or past regular use of illicit drugs
  • repeated delinquent behaviour or single acts of violence against persons
  • ongoing contacts with psychiatric care or social services
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01138982

Mentor Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden, 11435
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska Institutet
The office of the National Drug Policy Coordinator (MOB)
The National Board of Health and Welfare
Stockholm County Council, Sweden
Principal Investigator: Maria C Bodin, PhD Centre for Psychiatry Research Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet/Stockholm County Council Health Care Provision
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Håkan Leifman PhD, STAD
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01138982     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Dnr 238/2006:34 
Study First Received: June 7, 2010
Last Updated: September 29, 2010
Health Authority: Sweden: Regional Ethical Review Board

Keywords provided by Karolinska Institutet:
Youth mentoring
low-risk youth

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on February 08, 2016