Early Prevention of Conduct Problems

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Laurie Brotman, New York University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 15, 2003
Last updated: July 12, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine the immediate and long-term effects of a prevention program in children at risk for developing conduct problems and antisocial behavior.

Condition Intervention Phase
Conduct Disorder
Behavioral: Family-Based Preventive Intervention
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Early Primary Prevention of Conduct Problems

Further study details as provided by New York University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • behavior problems [ Time Frame: March 1997 - December 2012 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 1050
Study Start Date: March 1997
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Early Primary Prevention Behavioral: Family-Based Preventive Intervention

Detailed Description:

Participants are randomly assigned to a year-long family-based intervention or to a no contact control group. The intervention focuses on improving parenting practices, parent-child interactions, and child social competence.

Children are assessed at the beginning of the study and again after one year. The development of conduct problems, social competence, and school functioning is assessed from second through fifth grade. Assessments are made through observations, parent and teacher ratings, and diagnostic interviews.


Ages Eligible for Study:   33 Months to 63 Months
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sibling of youth adjudicated in Family Court
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00051714

United States, New York
New York University Child Study Center
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  More Information

Responsible Party: Laurie Brotman, Professor Science Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00051714     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01MH055188  DSIR 84-CTP 
Study First Received: January 15, 2003
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by New York University School of Medicine:
Social Behavior Disorders

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Conduct Disorder
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Mental Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 26, 2016