Helping Youth on the Path to Employment (HYPE)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04254562|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 5, 2020
Last Update Posted : February 5, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Mental Impairment Educational Problems||Behavioral: Weekly Meetings with a Supported Employment/Supported Education Specialist Behavioral: Focused Skill and Strategy Training (FSST) Behavioral: Enhanced Services as Usual||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Masking Description:||The Research/Recruitment Specialist, responsible for data collection, will be blinded to the treatment conditions and will not know which participants are allocated to which condition. All data collection personnel and evaluators will be blinded. Thus, HYPE is a single-blind randomized trial.|
|Official Title:||Helping Youth on the Path to Employment: Creating Economic Self-sufficiency|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 11, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||September 23, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||September 23, 2023|
Experimental: Experimental Group: HYPE Services
The experimental arm will be receiving the HYPE intervention for 12 months and followed for an additional 24 months.
Behavioral: Weekly Meetings with a Supported Employment/Supported Education Specialist
Participants will receive intervention for 12 months which includes weekly meetings with a Supported Employment/Supported Education Specialist (HYPE Specialist). During the weekly meetings, the HYPE Specialist will review each participant's education and employment goals, and deliver individualized support relevant to those goals which include use of structured HYPE tools and worksheets as needed.
Behavioral: Focused Skill and Strategy Training (FSST)
Participants receive a 12 week Focused Skill and Strategy Training (FSST), a structured cognitive remediation intervention.
Active Comparator: Control Group: Enhanced Academic Services
The control arm will receive a special personalized packet of resources available on campus as "enhanced academic services as usual."
Behavioral: Enhanced Services as Usual
One hour meetings every semester to review individual academic needs and review list of available on campus resources to best meet the student's needs.
- Number of students making satisfactory academic progress [ Time Frame: 24 months ]Number of students making satisfactory academic progress (SAP), defined as a student completing two-thirds of the courses they enroll in each semester and achieving a GPA of 2.0 or greater
- Number of students with disruptions toward completion of college degree. [ Time Frame: 24 months ]Number of students with disruptions toward completion of college degree, defined as withdrawal from postsecondary institutions, academic probation, not meeting satisfactory academic progress, or a leave of absence
- Change in frequency of educational barriers [ Time Frame: 24 months ]The average frequency of educational barriers experienced by participants, defined as the specific challenges participants face in their pursuit of postsecondary education and whether and how their use of accommodations through campus disability services has or would be helpful for them. This will be measured with the Educational Barriers Questionnaire.
- Change in levels of perceived Stress [ Time Frame: 24 months ]Change in levels of perceived stress throughout the study in the experimental condition, measured by the perceived stress scale.
- Academic Self-Efficacy [ Time Frame: 24 months ]Changes in academic self-efficacy among students across the study will be measured with the college self-efficacy scale and is defined as assess the degree to which participants' feel confident in their ability to complete tasks in college
- Reliance on Social Security Benefits [ Time Frame: 24 months ]Changes on students' reliance on Social Security benefits will be measured via self-report on the Baseline and Follow-up Demographics surveys
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): NCT04254562
|Contact: Michelle Mullen, MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Amanda Costa, BSemail@example.com|
|United States, Colorado|
|Colorado State University||Recruiting|
|Fort Collins, Colorado, United States, 80523|
|Contact: James E Graham, PhD 970-491-1356 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sub-Investigator: James E Graham, PhD|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|UMass Medical School||Recruiting|
|Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01545|
|Contact: Amanda Costa, BA 508-856-2865 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Michelle Mullen, MS|
|Principal Investigator:||Michelle Mullen, MS||UMass Medical School|