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School-Based Mental Health Program Implementation in Uganda

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Makerere University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Keng-Yen Huang, New York University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2013
Last updated: March 30, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
Implementation of an adapted ParentCorps program in Ugandan schools will improve school mental health service resources, teachers' knowledge about child mental health, and teachers' classroom behavioral management and parent involvement skills.

Condition Intervention
Teacher Mental Health Knowledge Teacher Skills in Addressing Child Mental Health Problem Behavioral: ParentCorps

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Implementing a School-based Mental Health Prevention Program in Ugandan Schools

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Further study details as provided by Keng-Yen Huang, New York University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change of School Teacher Behaviors [ Time Frame: Outcome will be measured 3 times--before interveniton, after intervention (about 6 month after the baseline assessment), and 6-month post intervention (about 6 months after the 2nd evaluation) ]
    Teacher classroom behavioral management skills and parent engagement practices will be measured

Enrollment: 79
Study Start Date: January 2014
Study Completion Date: April 2015
Primary Completion Date: April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: ParentCorps
Teachers from Intervention schools will receive ParentCorps training and support.
Behavioral: ParentCorps
No Intervention: Wait List Control
Teachers from control schools will not receive training and support in Year 1, but will receive training and support in Year 2.

Detailed Description:

Participating schools are randomly assigned to a 6-month long school-based intervention or to a wait-list control group. The intervention focuses on improving teacher's classroom behavioral management practices, parent engagement, and child mental health knowledge.

Teachers are assessed at the beginning and the end of the study, and again after 6 months of intervention. Teachers' parent engagement, mental health knowledge, and behavioral practices in the classroom are assessed through observations and teacher ratings.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Early childhood teachers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not early childhood teachers
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01857388

Makerere University
Kampala, Uganda
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
Makerere University
Principal Investigator: Keng-Yen Huang, PhD, MPH NYU School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Janet Nakigudde, PhD Makerere University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Keng-Yen Huang, Assistant Professor, New York University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT01857388     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13-00362
Study First Received: May 9, 2013
Last Updated: March 30, 2016

Keywords provided by Keng-Yen Huang, New York University School of Medicine:
school-based program, mental health, implementation processed this record on September 21, 2017