An Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing to Increase Compliance in a Probation Setting (ENCORE)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
U.S. Department of Justice
Information provided by:
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00570206
First received: December 6, 2007
Last updated: December 21, 2009
Last verified: December 2009
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of Motivational Interviewing (MI) on probationer progress over a 6-month period, using probation officers as the MI providers.


Condition Intervention
Compliance With Terms of Probation Sentence
Behavioral: Motivational Interviewing

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing to Increase Compliance in a Probation Setting (Enhancing Communication and Officer Responsivity; ENCORE)

Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Revocations [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Absconder Status [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Urinalysis (UA) Data [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Arrest Data [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Officer Responses Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Probation officers trained to use Motivational Interviewing while conducting meetings with probationers.
Behavioral: Motivational Interviewing
Probation officers trained to use Motivational Interviewing while conducting meetings with probationers.
No Intervention: 2
Probation officers who are interested in Motivational Interviewing, but have not yet been trained to use it while conducting meetings with probationers.
No Intervention: 3
Treatment as usual. Regular probation officers conduct standard meetings with probationers.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Participants must be on felony probation.
  2. Participants must be English speaking.
  3. Participants must be classified as medium or high-risk.
  4. Participants must be placed on a non-specialized caseload.
  5. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Does not speak English.
  2. Is less than 18 years old.
  3. Is not on felony probation.
  4. Is not classified as medium or high-risk.
  5. Is placed on a specialized caseload.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00570206

Locations
United States, Texas
University of Texas School of Public Health Dallas Regional Campus
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75207
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
U.S. Department of Justice
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Scott T Walters, PhD The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Scott T. Walters, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00570206     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC-SPH-07-0487, 07C71GJS8
Study First Received: December 6, 2007
Last Updated: December 21, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:
Probation
Motivational

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 16, 2014