A Trial of Multisystemic Therapy in UK a Statutory Therapeutic Intervention for Young Offenders
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01713088|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2012 by The Brandon Centre, London.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 24, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Participants Are Male and Female Adolescents 13-16 Years at Risk for Continuing to Commit Criminal Offences.||Other: Multisystemic therapy Other: YOT (usual services)||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||108 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Study Start Date :||November 2003|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||February 2014|
Experimental: Multisystemic therapy
MST is a family- and community-based intervention that establishes close contact with families to understand and deal with the factors that cause the young person's antisocial behaviour. The intervention targets the individual's adjustment, family relationships, school functioning and peer group affiliations. Therapists help caretakers develop skills to intervene and operate changes in important domains such as young person's individual adjustment, their family relationships, school functioning, and peer group affiliations.
Other: Multisystemic therapy
Active Comparator: YOT (usual services)
YOT intervention consisted of services currently available to young offenders in accordance with the Youth Justice Board National Standards.These services included supporting the young person to re-engage with education, with substance misuse problems and anger management; training them in social problem-solving skills; and programs to decrease vehicle-crime, violent-offending and knife crime. The treatments were delivered by professional social workers, specialist therapists or probation officers.
Other: YOT (usual services)
- Change in offending behavior based on police records of criminal offenses committed [ Time Frame: baseline and 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36 months post randomization ]The number of records of offending behavior (count data) was obtained, and 6-month periods free of any offending behavior were also recorded (binary data). Records were obtained from the National Young Offender Information System (YOIS) database. YOIS records detail offence information, court appearances, criminal orders, police custody records, and arrest rates.
- self- and parent-rated symptoms of antisocial behavior, delinquency-linked cognitions, personality functioning, and parenting variables [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months after randomization ]Antisocial behavior was assessed using the Self-Report of Youth Behavior (SRYB), a brief, valid measure of the prevalence and incidence in pre-adolescent and adolescent children of delinquent behavior such as vandalism, theft, burglary, and fraud; and the delinquency and aggression subscales of the Youth Self-Report (YSR) and the parent-completed Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL).
- Antisocial Beliefs and Attitudes Scale (ABAS) [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months after randomization ]
- Antisocial Process Screening Device (APSD) [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months after randomization ]
- Measure of youth's involvement with delinquent peers (IDP) [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months after randomization ]
- Measure of Positive Parenting and Disciplinary Practices, Parent Monitoring and Supervision [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 months after randomization ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01713088
|The Brandon Centre|
|London, United Kingdom, NW5 3LG|