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Effect of a Culturally-based Intervention on Sexual Risky Behavior Among Young American Indian Adolescents (COL/AS+)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Colorado, Denver Identifier:
First received: September 25, 2012
Last updated: January 7, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
Youth who participate in the Circle of Life (COL) program will report less sexual risk taking behavior compared to youth who do not receive the program.

Condition Intervention
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Behavioral: mCOL
Other: AS+

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Among Native Youth of the Northern Plains

Further study details as provided by University of Colorado, Denver:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Ever had sexual intercourse [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months, 1 year ]
    Ever had sexual intercourse is measured by youth self-reported answers in an online survey to a question on lifetime sexual activity. Specifically, youth are coded "1" if they report having had sex ever before in their lifetimes, "0" otherwise. This question is repeated at each data collection point with youth.

Enrollment: 167
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: March 2015
Primary Completion Date: March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: mCOL
mCircle of Life is a culturally-based HIV-prevention intervention designed for American Indian and Alaska Native 10-12 year-olds. It includes both online and facilitated material.
Behavioral: mCOL
Other Name: mCircle of Life
Active Comparator: AS+
After-School Science Plus is a curriculum designed for youth to teach science and literacy using everyday materials. It helps youth see how science is a part of everyday life and provides role models of scientists who come from different backgrounds and ethnicities.
Other: AS+
Other Name: After-School Science Plus

Detailed Description:
Youth who participate in the Circle of Life (COL) program will report less sexual risk taking behavior and fewer pregnancies compared to youth who do not receive the program.

Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 10-12 years old at baseline
  • A member of participating Native Boys and Girls Club
  • Signed Parental Consent Form
  • Signed Parental Permission Form
  • Signed Child Assent Form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None Noted
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01698073

United States, Colorado
University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Denver
Principal Investigator: Carol E Kaufman, PhD University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
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