Family Therapy Via Video Teleconference for Substance-Abusing Rural Adolescents (RAFT)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01751217|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 17, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 22, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Substance-Related Disorders||Behavioral: Functional Family Tx Behavioral: Services as Usual||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||90 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Family Therapy Via Video Teleconference for Substance-Abusing Rural Adolescents|
|Study Start Date :||February 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 30, 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 30, 2016|
Experimental: Funct Family Tx/Video Teleconf (FFT-V)
Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a brief treatment for youth with problem behaviors, including substance abuse that consists of 12 to 14 weekly family sessions. The FFT treatment is applied in five distinct phases: Engagement, Motivation, Relational Assessment, Behavior Change, and Generalization and each phase has specific goals, techniques, and therapist skills. Adolescents and parents assigned to the FFT-V condition will receive a Verizon netbook laptop computer equipped with the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, webcam, and VTC software for use in the family home. The VTC software is designed to stream live video between therapists and participants, to record video, and to store recorded videos as digital mpeg files. All family sessions will take place via video teleconference.
Behavioral: Functional Family Tx
Other Name: FFT
Experimental: Functional Family Tx
Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a brief treatment for youth with problem behaviors, including substance abuse that consists of 12 to 14 weekly family sessions. The FFT treatment is applied in five distinct phases: Engagement, Motivation, Relational Assessment, Behavior Change, and Generalization and each phase has specific goals, techniques, and therapist skills. Families in the FFT condition will not be provided with the laptop and internet access described above. Instead, adolescents and parents in this condition will receive the FFT intervention face-to-face from an FFT therapist who will travel to the family home for each session.
Behavioral: Functional Family Tx
Other Name: FFT
Active Comparator: Services as Usual
The main CYFD service provider for adjudicated youth in both Sandoval and Valencia counties is Youth Development Incorporated (YDI) which is a private not-for-profit youth service organization serving adolescents in New Mexico . YDI provides an array of services for youth including tutoring, after-school activities, gang intervention, school drop-out prevention, family counseling services, an emergency teen shelter, parenting skills training, youth leadership development, community corrections services, GED studies, substance abuse and AIDS education, etc. The YDI juvenile corrections services include intensive supervision, educational and employment assistance, community service, victim restitution, and institutional transition services.
|Behavioral: Services as Usual|
- Timeline Followback semi-structured interview (TLFB) [ Time Frame: Up to 12-months after randomization ]The TLFB is a semi-structured interview pertaining to substance use behavior over a specific time interval (e.g., past 90 days). On each day of the assessment period, the type and amount of substance use is recorded based on retrospective self-reports. The interviewer utilizes a daily calendar and other types of memory aides to facilitate recall. At the pre-treatment assessment the TLFB will be used to assess the quantity and frequency of adolescent substance use during the 90 days prior to entry into the study. Days spent in a restrictive environment will be excluded from the baseline assessment period. At each post-treatment assessment, the calendar period will extend back to the date of the previous assessment. The TLFB will be used to determine the percent days of substance use excluding tobacco, as well as abstinence days and binge drinking days.
- Urine Assays - NIDA 9 Test Panel [ Time Frame: up to 12-months after randomization ]The NIDA 9 Test Panel is a card device with 9 finger-like prongs which are dipped in a urine sample to screen for AMP (amphetamine), BAR (barbiturates), BZO (benzodiazepines), COC (cocaine), M-AMP (metamphetamine), MTD (methadone), MOR (morphine), PCP, and THC (marijuana).
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01751217
|United States, New Mexico|
|Oregon Research Institute Center for Family and Adolescent Research|
|Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87102|
|Principal Investigator:||Timothy J Ozechowski, Ph.D.||Oregon Research Institute's Center for Family and Adolescent Research|
|Principal Investigator:||Holly B Waldron, Ph.D||Oregon Research Institute's Center for Family and Adolescent Development|