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An Affect Management Intervention for Juvenile Offenders

This study has been completed.
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Rhode Island Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 5, 2008
Last updated: February 5, 2009
Last verified: February 2009

September 5, 2008
February 5, 2009
September 2004
May 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Adolescent-reported sexual activity and condom use [ Time Frame: 3 month post-intervention ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00748800 on Archive Site
Adolescent substance use (self-report and urine toxicology screen results) [ Time Frame: 3 months post-intervention ]
Same as current
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An Affect Management Intervention for Juvenile Offenders
An Affect Management Intervention for Juvenile Offenders
Adolescents are at risk for HIV because of sexual and drug behavior initiated during this developmental period. Adolescents in the juvenile justice system are at increased risk for HIV due to higher rates of substance use and psychopathology than their non-offending peers. Juvenile justice youth may therefore also be less likely to benefit from frequently used skills based interventions. It appears that emotional lability, frequently found in this population, disrupts skills learned. This project will implement and evaluate an affect management HIV prevention intervention for adolescents in a juvenile drug court program. Affect management and general health promotion interventions will be compared to determine which intervention best reduces risk behavior among adolescents in the drug court.
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Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
HIV Infections
  • Behavioral: Affect Management
    5 session group intervention that focused on teaching affect management skills and included HIV prevention and sexual health training
  • Behavioral: General Health Promotion
    5 session group focused on delivering general health promotion information in didactic format
  • Experimental: 1
    Intervention: Behavioral: Affect Management
  • Active Comparator: 2
    Intervention: Behavioral: General Health Promotion
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
October 2007
May 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adolescents enrolled in the juvenile drug court program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Adolescent is HIV positive
  • Adolescent is pregnant
  • Adolescent is developmentally delayed
  • Adolescent has history of sexual crime
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
13 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
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United States
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Larry K. Brown, M.D./Principal Investigator, Rhode Island Hospital
Rhode Island Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Larry K Brown, MD Rhode Island Hospital
Rhode Island Hospital
February 2009

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