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Preventing Substance Use and Risky Behavior Among Rural African American Youth

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00535704
First Posted: September 26, 2007
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  Purpose
The Rural African American Families Health (RAAFH) Project is a federally funded research study designed to evaluate the effectiveness two prevention programs designed for rural African American families. One program, FUEL, helps teens develop lifestyles that prevent health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and being overweight. This program deals with diet and exercise, the influence of TV and magazines on eating habits, and handling stress. The second program, the Strong African American Families Teen Program (SAAF-T), helps teens learn how to develop plans for the future and to avoid drug use and unsafe sex. The sessions deal with goal setting, peer pressure, and staying in school.

Condition Intervention
Risky Sexual Behavior Behavioral: Strong African American Families-Teen Program Behavioral: FUEL

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Preventing Substance Use and Risky Behavior Among Rural African American Youth

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Further study details as provided by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sexual behavior [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Substance Use [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Enrollment: 502
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
The Strong AFrican American FAmilies-Teen program is a five part educational program has been designed to help teens and their parents create successful futures and avoid the risky behaviors that sometimes keep teens from reaching their goals.
Behavioral: Strong African American Families-Teen Program
5 week educational program for teens and their caregivers.Each meeting lasts approximately 2 hours.
2
The FUEL program is a family-based adaptation of a curriculum designed to assist teens to develop lifestyles that prevent health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and being overweight. This program deals with diet and exercise, the influence of TV and magazines on eating habits, and handling stress.
Behavioral: FUEL
5 week educational program for teens and caregivers. Each weekly session lasts approximately 2 hours

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • African American student in 10th grade
  • Agree to randomization and assessment
  • Resides in targeted county
  • Target and parent speak English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active psychoses
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00535704


Locations
United States, Georgia
Center for Family Research
Athens, Georgia, United States, 30605
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gene H Brody University of Georgia
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00535704     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R01DA021736-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: September 24, 2007
First Posted: September 26, 2007
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2017
Last Verified: April 2014