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Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Adolescents

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(We were not able to recruit families)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01726361
First Posted: November 14, 2012
Last Update Posted: November 7, 2013
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Collaborators:
National Board of Social Services, Denmark
Ministry of Social Affairs, Denmark
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Danish National Centre For Social Research
  Purpose
The purpose of the study is to examine the effects of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care compared to treatment as usual (TAU) for adolescents in Denmark in need of out-of-home placement.

Condition Intervention Phase
Adolescent Behaviour Family Functioning Behavioral: Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care Behavioral: Treatment as usual Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Adolescents

Further study details as provided by The Danish National Centre For Social Research:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Strengths and difficulties questionnaire, Child Behavior Checklist [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ]
    Measuring child/youth behaviour


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Parental Stress Scale [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ]
    Measuring parental stress

  • Sense of Cohesion 13 [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ]
    Measuring stress in human functioning

  • Ladder of life [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ]
    Measuring overall quality of life

  • Major Depression Index 10 [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ]
    Measuring parent's depression symptoms


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Other outcomes [ Time Frame: 12 months post baseline ]
    crime (register and self-report) school truancy (register and self-report) general health including substance abuse (self-report)


Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MTFC
Out of home placement in MTFC family program
Behavioral: Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care
Out of home placement in MTFC family for 10-12 months
Active Comparator: TAU
Other kind of out of home placement
Behavioral: Treatment as usual
Other kinds of out of home placement
Other Name: TAU

Detailed Description:

It is difficult to treat adolescents with serious behaviour problems. Although the number of adolescents displaying serious behaviour problems is limited, they are a serious concern to the society e.g. because of their frequent violent behaviour, criminal activities and lack of school adherence.

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC)is a community-based treatment program developed in USA. The goal of the MTFC program is to decrease problem behaviour and to increase developmentally appropriate normative and prosocial behavior in adolescents who are in need of out-of-home placement.

This study will evaluate the effect of MTFC on adolescents in out-of-home placement.

Participants will be recruited by caseworkers in the municipalities and randomly assigned to either MTFC or TAU. TAU will consist of other kinds of out-of-home placements. Outcomes will be assessed for all participants at baseline, post-treatment (12 months), and 12 months post-treatment. Parents and youth will be asked to fill out questionnaires on e.g. behaviour, parental stress, sense of cohesion, general health.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 12-17 years old
  • In need of out of home placement
  • serious behaviour problems

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe psychiatric illness in youth or parent
  • risk of suicide in youth
  • acute psychosis in youth
  • sexual offence by youth
  • severe substance abuse in youth or parent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01726361


Locations
Denmark
SFI the Danish National Centre for Social Research
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1052
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Danish National Centre For Social Research
National Board of Social Services, Denmark
Ministry of Social Affairs, Denmark
Investigators
Study Director: Mette Deding SFI the Danish National Centre for Social Research
  More Information

Responsible Party: The Danish National Centre For Social Research
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01726361     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SFI 2506
First Submitted: November 9, 2012
First Posted: November 14, 2012
Last Update Posted: November 7, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013

Keywords provided by The Danish National Centre For Social Research:
Multidimension Treatment Foster Care
Adolescents
Disadvantaged families
Out-of-home placement
Conduct Disorder
Family program
Denmark
Youth