Peer Mentors for Adolescents in HIV Affected Families

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00056953
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : July 29, 2005
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

March 26, 2003
March 27, 2003
July 29, 2005
September 1999
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substance use; association with substance using peers
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Peer Mentors for Adolescents in HIV Affected Families
Peer Mentors for Early Adolescents in HIV-Affected Families
This study will evaluate the effectiveness of a peer mentoring program designed for youths ages 9 to 15 whose parents or guardians are HIV infected. The program will focus on the youths' mental health, school performance, alcohol and drug use, personal and social behaviors, and behaviors that might expose them to HIV. The study is expected to enroll predominantly minority youth.

This study will conduct an efficacy trial of peer mentoring for a high-risk, predominantly minority population of 9- to 15-year-old youths whose parents are HIV infected. The study will also determine mechanisms (mediating variables) through which peer mentoring improves outcomes for the mentees, for example, consistency and continuity of relationship, teaching/role modeling, emotional support/empathy, advocacy, and behavioral reinforcement. After the conclusion of the efficacy trial, the study will continue through naturalistic longitudinal research for an additional 2 years in order to examine the long-term outcomes of peer mentoring.

Participants are randomized to either the peer mentoring program or a control condition (a recreation program). Surveys are conducted at entry into the study, at 6 months, 1 year, and then annually for 2 years. Youths will also participate in focus groups. The surveys and focus groups will assess the youths’ psychological functioning, academic adjustment, alcohol and drug use, HIV risk behaviors, delinquent/violent behaviors, peer relationships, prosocial activities, and coping/problem-solving skills. The study will also evaluate family outcomes, including parent/guardian functioning and improved permanency planning.

Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Health Behavior
  • HIV Seronegativity
Behavioral: Peer mentoring program
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Rosenblum A, Magura S, Fong C, Cleland C, Norwood C, Casella D, Truell J, Curry P. Substance use among young adolescents in HIV-affected families: resiliency, peer deviance, and family functioning. Subst Use Misuse. 2005;40(5):581-603.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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November 2004
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Inclusion Criteria

  • HIV infected parent or guardian
  • No previous involvement in the mentoring program
  • Adolescent assent
  • Parental consent
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
9 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
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United States
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
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Principal Investigator: Stephen Magura, Ph.D. National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
July 2005

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