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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01631721
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 29, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 22, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, New York University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to understand the factors that lead to adolescent sexual risk behavior by investigating both the family contexts and romantic relationships that influence adolescent couples' decision-making.

Condition or disease
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms

Detailed Description:
In the United States, inner-city African American and Latino youth are vulnerable to the negative consequences of sexual risk behavior. Despite the fact that sexual risk behavior is a dyadic behavior, almost all of the social-cognitive theories emphasize individual-based variables to explain behavior. Little research has studied both members of an adolescent couple or has used measures from each member to predict future sexual activity of that dyad. The overall aim of the present study is to identify explanatory models of couple sexual risk behavior among a sample of unmarried, non co-habiting Latino and African American high school-aged dyads that are romantically linked. In addition, the present research also will study the parents of adolescent couples. In doing so, the present research will apply theories of cognition, emotion and emotion regulation, and a new theory of parental monitoring to the study of adolescent sexual risk behavior among couples.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2960 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Affective Influences on Adolescent Sexual Risk Behavior: Couple & Family Contexts
Study Start Date : November 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2016

Group/Cohort
Cohort 1
Cohort of adolescents recruited in 2012-2013 of study
Cohort 2
Cohort of adolescents recruited in year 2013-2014 of study
Cohort 3
Cohort of adolescents recruited in year 2014-15 of study



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of vaginal intercourse with romantic partner [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Number of times ever had vaginal intercourse with current romantic partner


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency of condom use during vaginal intercourse with romantic partner [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Of the number of times participant has ever had vaginal sex with romantic partner, number of times used a condom

  2. Incidence of oral sex with romantic partner [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Number of times has ever given/received oral sex with current romantic partner

  3. Frequency of condom use for oral sex with romantic partner [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Of number of times has ever had oral sex with current romantic partner, number of times used a condom

  4. Incidence of anal intercourse with current romantic partner [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Number of times has ever had anal intercourse with current romantic partner

  5. Frequency of condom use for anal intercourse with romantic partner [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Of times has ever had anal intercourse with current romantic partner, number of times used a condom

  6. Frequency of condom use during vaginal intercourse with romantic partner [ Time Frame: 6 Months Follow-up ]
    Of the number of times participant has ever had vaginal sex with romantic partner, number of times used a condom

  7. Incidence of oral sex with romantic partner [ Time Frame: 6 Months Follow-up ]
    Number of times has ever given/received oral sex with current romantic partner

  8. Frequency of condom use for oral sex with romantic partner [ Time Frame: 6 Months Follow-up ]
    Of number of times has ever had oral sex with current romantic partner, number of times used a condom

  9. Incidence of anal intercourse with current romantic partner [ Time Frame: 6 Months Follow-up ]
    Number of times has ever had anal intercourse with current romantic partner

  10. Frequency of condom use for anal intercourse with romantic partner [ Time Frame: 6 Months Follow-up ]
    Of times has ever had anal intercourse with current romantic partner, number of times used a condom

  11. Incidence of vaginal intercourse romantic partner [ Time Frame: 6 Months Follow-up ]
    Number of times ever had vaginal intercourse with current romantic partner



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Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years to 19 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Latino and African American adolescents currently involved in romantic relationships who reside in the Bronx, New York.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adolescents must be between the ages of 17-19
  • Adolescents must currently reside in the Bronx, New York
  • Adolescents must be of Latino or African American descent
  • Adolescents must identify as being currently involved in romantic relationship
  • Adolescent and parent must both agree to being a participant
  • Adolescent and parent must be able to participate in questionnaire activities

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any cognitive or psychiatric disability that would prevent successful participation of adolescent or parent in questionnaire activities

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01631721


Locations
United States, New York
Silver School of Social Work, New York University
New York, New York, United States, 10003
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Responsible Party: Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Professor, New York University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01631721     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NICHD_064734
R01HD064734 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: June 29, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 22, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016

Keywords provided by Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, New York University:
adolescent couple decision-making
parenting practices
sexual risk behavior