Assessment of a Drama Workshop Program for Immigrant and Refugee Adolescents

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cécile Rousseau, McGill University Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01426451
First received: August 25, 2011
Last updated: March 26, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

August 25, 2011
March 26, 2014
November 2011
December 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change in impairment of emotional and behavioural symptoms reported by youth [ Time Frame: T0: up to 6 weeks before the intervention, T1: up to 2 weeks after the intervention, T2: between 7 and 8 months after the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Impairment of emotional and behavioural symptoms will be assessed by the Impact Supplement of the SDQ completed by the adolescents. The SDQ is a 25-item Likert scale assessing emotional and behavioural symptoms. This questionnaire includes an impairment measure that enquires about symptoms in terms of chronicity, distress, social impairment, and burden for others.
Same as current
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  • Change in emotional and behavioural symptoms [ Time Frame: T0: up to 6 weeks before the intervention, T1: up to 2 weeks after the intervention, T2: between 7 and 8 months after the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Will be assessed by the SDQ global scores (teachers and youths reports).
  • Change in impairment [ Time Frame: T0: up to 6 weeks before the intervention, T1: up to 2 weeks after the intervention, T2: between 7 and 8 months after the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measured by the SDQ (teacher report).
  • Change in relations with peers [ Time Frame: T0: up to 6 weeks before the intervention, T1: up to 2 weeks after the intervention, T2: between 7 and 8 months after the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Will be assessed using the Adolescent Friendship Inventory (AFI) designed by Rubenstein et al. (1989). This 30-item instrument requires the adolescent to indicate to what degree, on a scale of 1 to 5, the feeling expressed by the statement corresponds to his or her personal feelings in relation to his or her network of peers.
  • Change in school performance [ Time Frame: T0: up to 6 weeks before the intervention, T1: up to 2 weeks after the intervention, T2: between 7 and 8 months after the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Will be assessed on the basis of the first and the last report cards of the school year (T0 and T1) and with the first report card of the subsequent year (T2). We will consider students' grades in mathematics and French.
Same as current
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Assessment of a Drama Workshop Program for Immigrant and Refugee Adolescents
Assessment of a Drama Workshop Program for Immigrant and Refugee Adolescents

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a drama workshop program for immigrant and refugee youth is effective in reducing impairment in high school students presenting learning difficulties.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Learning Disabilities
  • Other: Group tutoring program
    Academic in-class intervention that focuses on differentiated academic instruction and improved overall academic adjustment. In each classroom assigned to the tutorship intervention, two academic resource assistants will provide weekly in-class support to students for the same length of time than the drama workshop (75 minutes, once a week), with the teacher present in the classroom.
  • Other: Theatre workshops
    The theatre expression workshops will run for 12 weeks, with one 75-minute workshop per week. They will be incorporated into the regular class timetable and will be run by the two members of the intervention team who have training in theatre and psychology, and the homeroom teacher, whose level of direct involvement will increase gradually as he or she becomes familiar with the workshops.
  • Experimental: Theatre intervention
    The theatre expression workshops will run for 12 weeks, with one 75-minute workshop per week. They will be incorporated into the regular class timetable and will be run by the two members of the intervention team who have training in theatre and psychology, and the homeroom teacher, whose level of direct involvement will increase gradually as he or she becomes familiar with the workshops.
    Intervention: Other: Theatre workshops
  • Experimental: Group tutoring intervention
    In each classroom assigned to the tutorship intervention, two academic resource assistants will provide weekly in-class support to students for the same length of time than the drama workshop (75 minutes weekly). Individualized student objectives on reading fluency and math will be implemented (one in math and one in reading per student).
    Intervention: Other: Group tutoring program
  • No Intervention: No intervention
    Classes not participating neither in drama workshops nor in group tutoring activities will fill out a questionnaire as a basis for comparison.
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Completed
464
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December 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All students who are assigned to special classes based on behavioural or learning problems in grades 7-10 in the participating schools will participate in the program and be included in the study if they and their parents consent to in the research.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • More severe cases
Both
12 Years to 17 Years
No
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Canada
 
NCT01426451
CIHR/IRSC-229984
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Cécile Rousseau, McGill University Health Center
McGill University Health Center
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Principal Investigator: Cécile Rousseau, MD McGill University Health Center, CSSS de la Montagne
McGill University Health Center
March 2014

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