We updated the design of this site on December 18, 2017. Learn more.
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

Assessment of Bullying in Children (ABC)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01439763
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 18, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:

The specific aims of this study are:

  • To determine the prevalence of bullying in children who present to the ED with behavioral symptoms
  • To assess mental health diagnoses and their relationship to type, severity and frequency of bullying behaviors, as well as demographic and psychosocial correlates (socioeconomic status, stress and support) and their relationship to type, severity and frequency of bullying (bullies versus victims).
  • To explore the attitudes, values, triggering events and potential solutions using qualitative methods
  • To gain greater insight into the patient experience and perceptions of the bullying events

Condition or disease
Problematic Behavior in Children

Detailed Description:

This is a mix method study which has both qualitative and quantitative components.

  • Data Collection sheet
  • Qualitative Measurement
  • Quantitative Measurement
  • Data Collection sheet

    1. Demographic information (Date of birth, gender, race/ethnicity)
    2. Assessment of socioeconomic status (Type of Insurance, Zip Code, Parent education level, Parent type of work)
    3. Child physical attributes (Appearance, Weight, Height, Percentiles & BMI, Assisted Devices, Disabilities)
    4. Academic performance (Whether grades are age appropriate, previous grade results
    5. Extra-curricular activities (Questions include do you participate in sports? Are you member of any sport team? Are you member of any club?)

Qualitative Measurement

In order to understand bullying and victimization, a brief qualitative interview will be conducted by the principal investigator and his team. These questions may provide insights into the dynamics of bullying.

Quantitative Measurement

Following measurement scales will be used in the assessment of children with bullying Bullying → Olweus Bullying Questionnaire Child behavior → Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist Stress, life events and adversities → Adolescent Perceived Events Scale (APES) Social support → Child and Adolescent Social Support Scale (Malecki 2000) Social status → MacArthur Scale of Subjective Social Status Family Structure → A documentation of family structure and dynamics Mental health status → Psychiatric evaluation

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Assessment of Bullying in Children With Psychiatric Symptoms: An Emergency Department Based Evaluation
Study Start Date : September 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2018
Groups and Cohorts

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Bullying [ Time Frame: last one year ]
    Bullying incidents

Eligibility Criteria

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Children 8-18 years of age referred from school to the Emergency Department due to Behavior Problems

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children with psychiatric or behavioral problem(s) age 8-18 years referred from the school to the ED
  • Parents willing to provide informed consent and child providing assent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Actively violent behavior
  • Child abuse
  • Parents or children refuse to participate
Contacts and Locations

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01439763

Contact: Muhammad Waseem, MD 718-579-6010 Muhammad.waseem@nychhc.org

United States, New York
Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center Recruiting
The Bronx, New York, United States, 10451
Contact: Muhammad Waseem, MD    718-579-6010    Muhammad.waseem@nychhc.org   
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
Principal Investigator: Muhammad Waseem, MD Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Bronx New York
More Information


Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Muhammad Waseem, Research Director, Emergency Medicine, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01439763     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-027
First Posted: September 23, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 18, 2017
Last Verified: September 2016

Keywords provided by Muhammad Waseem, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation:
Bully victims
Psychiatric symptoms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Behavioral Symptoms