Couple & Family Contexts (CFC)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified June 2012 by New York University
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, New York University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01631721
First received: June 26, 2012
Last updated: June 27, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to understand the factors that lead to adolescent sexual risk behavior by investigating both the family contexts and romantic relationships that influence adolescent couples' decision-making.


Condition
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Affective Influences on Adolescent Sexual Risk Behavior: Couple & Family Contexts

Further study details as provided by New York University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of vaginal intercourse with romantic partner [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of times ever had vaginal intercourse with current romantic partner


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of condom use during vaginal intercourse with romantic partner [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Of the number of times participant has ever had vaginal sex with romantic partner, number of times used a condom

  • Incidence of oral sex with romantic partner [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of times has ever given/received oral sex with current romantic partner

  • Frequency of condom use for oral sex with romantic partner [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Of number of times has ever had oral sex with current romantic partner, number of times used a condom

  • Incidence of anal intercourse with current romantic partner [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of times has ever had anal intercourse with current romantic partner

  • Frequency of condom use for anal intercourse with romantic partner [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Of times has ever had anal intercourse with current romantic partner, number of times used a condom

  • Frequency of condom use during vaginal intercourse with romantic partner [ Time Frame: 6 Months Follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Of the number of times participant has ever had vaginal sex with romantic partner, number of times used a condom

  • Incidence of oral sex with romantic partner [ Time Frame: 6 Months Follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of times has ever given/received oral sex with current romantic partner

  • Frequency of condom use for oral sex with romantic partner [ Time Frame: 6 Months Follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Of number of times has ever had oral sex with current romantic partner, number of times used a condom

  • Incidence of anal intercourse with current romantic partner [ Time Frame: 6 Months Follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of times has ever had anal intercourse with current romantic partner

  • Frequency of condom use for anal intercourse with romantic partner [ Time Frame: 6 Months Follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Of times has ever had anal intercourse with current romantic partner, number of times used a condom

  • Incidence of vaginal intercourse romantic partner [ Time Frame: 6 Months Follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of times ever had vaginal intercourse with current romantic partner


Estimated Enrollment: 2960
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Cohort 1
Cohort of adolescents recruited in 2012-2013 of study
Cohort 2
Cohort of adolescents recruited in year 2013-2014 of study
Cohort 3
Cohort of adolescents recruited in year 2014-15 of study

Detailed Description:

In the United States, inner-city African American and Latino youth are vulnerable to the negative consequences of sexual risk behavior. Despite the fact that sexual risk behavior is a dyadic behavior, almost all of the social-cognitive theories emphasize individual-based variables to explain behavior. Little research has studied both members of an adolescent couple or has used measures from each member to predict future sexual activity of that dyad. The overall aim of the present study is to identify explanatory models of couple sexual risk behavior among a sample of unmarried, non co-habiting Latino and African American high school-aged dyads that are romantically linked. In addition, the present research also will study the parents of adolescent couples. In doing so, the present research will apply theories of cognition, emotion and emotion regulation, and a new theory of parental monitoring to the study of adolescent sexual risk behavior among couples.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years to 19 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Latino and African American adolescents currently involved in romantic relationships who reside in the Bronx, New York.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adolescents must be between the ages of 17-19
  • Adolescents must currently reside in the Bronx, New York
  • Adolescents must be of Latino or African American descent
  • Adolescents must identify as being currently involved in romantic relationship
  • Adolescent and parent must both agree to being a participant
  • Adolescent and parent must be able to participate in questionnaire activities

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any cognitive or psychiatric disability that would prevent successful participation of adolescent or parent in questionnaire activities
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01631721

Locations
United States, New York
Silver School of Social Work, New York University Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10003
Contact: Vincent Guilamo-Ramos    212-998-4306    vincent.ramos@nyu.edu   
Principal Investigator: Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Professor, New York University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01631721     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NICHD_064734, R01HD064734
Study First Received: June 26, 2012
Last Updated: June 27, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by New York University:
adolescent couple decision-making
parenting practices
sexual risk behavior

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014