Effects of Individual Intervention for Men in Focused Deterrence Program

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 12, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 17, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sylvie Mrug, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Brief Summary:
This project will implement and evaluate a community-based intervention to improve individual outcomes in violence-related injuries and homicide. Young African American men participating in a focused deterrence program (the Birmingham Violence Reduction Initiative, BVRI) will be randomized to receive an additional individual intervention based on the cognitive-behavioral Reasoning and Rehabilitation program.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Violence Behavioral: Individual intervention Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Reducing Violence Among High Risk African American Men in Focused Deterrence Program Through Individual Support
Actual Study Start Date : March 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Individual intervention
Individual intervention using cognitive-behavioral principles
Behavioral: Individual intervention
Individual intervention based on a cognitive-behavioral program Reasoning & Rehabilitation

No Intervention: Control
No additional intervention

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Violence [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    involvement in violent incidents based on police records and self-report

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • African American male identified as at high risk for violence by the Birmingham Violence Reduction Initiative

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mental retardation, serious mental illness (eg, psychosis)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03184116

Contact: Sylvie Mrug, PhD 2059759462
Contact: Juliann Purcell, MS 2059343850

United States, Alabama
UAB Recruiting
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
Contact: Juliann Purcell         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Responsible Party: Sylvie Mrug, Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham Identifier: NCT03184116     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1
First Posted: June 12, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 17, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No