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Assessment of Bullying in Children (ABC)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2016 by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Muhammad Waseem, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Identifier:
First received: September 21, 2011
Last updated: September 20, 2016
Last verified: September 2016

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

Problematic Behavior in Children

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Assessment of Bullying in Children With Psychiatric Symptoms: An ED Based Evaluation

Further study details as provided by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Bullying [ Time Frame: last one year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: September 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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


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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01439763

Contact: Muhammad Waseem, MD 718-579-6010

United States, New York
Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center Recruiting
Bronx, New York, United States, 10451
Contact: Muhammad Waseem, MD    718-579-6010   
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 Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Muhammad Waseem, Research Director, Emergency Medicine, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Identifier: NCT01439763     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-027
Study First Received: September 21, 2011
Last Updated: September 20, 2016

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on May 25, 2017