A Peer E-mentoring Intervention to Improve Employment
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02522507|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 13, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 11, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cerebral Palsy Spina Bifida Juvenile Arthritis Spinal Cord Injury Muscular Dystrophy Physical Disability||Behavioral: Empowering youth towards employment||Not Applicable|
Our primary OBJECTIVE is: (1) to develop, implement and assess the feasibility of an online peer mentor employment readiness intervention for youth with physical disabilities and their parents to improve their self-efficacy, career maturity and social support.
A mixed methods feasibility randomized controlled trial design will be conducted to develop and assess the usability of "Empowering youth towards Employment" intervention. Youth (aged 15-25) with physical disabilities and their parents will be randomly assigned to a control or experimental group (12-week, interactive intervention, moderated by peer mentors). A qualitative thematic analysis will be conducted to analyze the content of discussion forums. Interviews with youth, parents and mentors will also be conducted about their experiences in the intervention.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||160 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||A Peer E-mentoring Intervention to Improve Transition to Employment for Youth With Physical Disabilities|
|Study Start Date :||January 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2019|
Experimental: Empowering youth towards employment
This is a behavioural e-mentor intervention. Trained mentors will facilitate employment readiness learning and engage youth in discussions over a 12-week period. Each week the mentors will introduce a new employment topic and will engage youth in a discussion and answer questions.
Behavioral: Empowering youth towards employment
Experimental: Empowering youth towards employment This is a behavioural e-mentor intervention. Trained mentors will facilitate employment readiness learning and engage youth in discussions over a 12-week period. Each week the mentors will introduce a new employment topic and will engage youth in a discussion and answer questions.
No Intervention: Control group
The control group will have access to the employment activities during the 12-week employment readiness learning but will not have access to a mentor.
- Change in career maturity inventory--attitude scale (CMI-AS) [ Time Frame: baseline (1-week pre-study arm 1), 12 weeks (post-study arm 1) ]
- Change in family empowerment scale [ Time Frame: baseline (1-week pre-study arm 1), 12 weeks (post-study arm 1) ]
- Change in multi-dimensional scale of perceived social support [ Time Frame: baseline (1-week pre-study arm 1), 12 weeks (post-study arm 1) ]
- Change in Arc's self-determination scale [ Time Frame: baseline (1-week pre-study arm 1), 12 weeks (post-study arm 1) ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02522507
|Contact: Sally Lindsay, PhD||416 425 6220 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital||Recruiting|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4G 1R8|
|Contact: Sally Lindsay, PhD 416 425 6220 ext 3654 email@example.com|
|Sub-Investigator: Jennifer Stinson, PhD|
|Sub-Investigator: Joanne Leck, PhD|
|Sub-Investigator: Mary Stergiou-Kita, PhD|