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Reducing HIV Risks in African American Teens

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2012 by Lydia O'Donnell, Education Development Center, Inc..
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lydia O'Donnell, Education Development Center, Inc. Identifier:
First received: August 21, 2009
Last updated: June 29, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
This study is developing and testing an innovative, parent education intervention, Preparing Our Sons and Daughters for Healthy Futures. This intervention aims to reduce HIV risk among African American and other Black youth living in high-poverty urban neighborhoods. Investigators, working with a community advisory board and focus groups of youth and parents, will develop a multi-year set of audio-CDs to promote positive parenting practices that support young adolescents in establishing healthy patterns of behavior. This parent education intervention will be tested in a field trial with families of 6th graders recruited from multiple schools in New York City. Baseline and annual follow up surveys will be conducted until youth enter high school. Families receiving the intervention will be compared to those assigned to either an attention-controlled print materials condition or a non-attention controlled condition. It is hypothesized that youth whose parents receive the intervention will delay sexual initiation and report fewer sexual risks, and that their parents will report more positive parenting practices.

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Behavioral: Healthy Futures parent education
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Reducing HIV Risks in African American Teens in High Poverty Urban Settings

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Further study details as provided by Lydia O'Donnell, Education Development Center, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • youth risk behaviors [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1200
Study Start Date: April 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: health promotion materials
Parents receive health promotion booklets
Behavioral: Healthy Futures parent education
Multi-year audio CD parent education
Active Comparator: attention-controlled parent print materials
Booklets on adolescent sexuality and health
Behavioral: Healthy Futures parent education
Multi-year audio CD parent education
Experimental: audio-CD parent education
audio-CDs on parenting practices
Behavioral: Healthy Futures parent education
Multi-year audio CD parent education


Ages Eligible for Study:   11 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Attendance at selected schools
  • 6th graders and their parents

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00963963

United States, Massachusetts
Education Development Center
Newton, Massachusetts, United States, 02458
Sponsors and Collaborators
Education Development Center, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lydia O'Donnell, Senior Scientist, Education Development Center, Inc. Identifier: NCT00963963     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5R01HD054297 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: August 21, 2009
Last Updated: June 29, 2012

Keywords provided by Lydia O'Donnell, Education Development Center, Inc.:
sexual health
adolescent health
parent education
HIV Seronegativity
treatment experienced

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017