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Early Prevention of Conduct Problems

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00051714
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 4, 2003
Last Update Posted : July 16, 2013
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Laurie Brotman, NYU Langone Health

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to examine the immediate and long-term effects of a prevention program in children at risk for developing conduct problems and antisocial behavior.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Conduct Disorder Behavioral: Family-Based Preventive Intervention Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Participants are randomly assigned to a year-long family-based intervention or to a no contact control group. The intervention focuses on improving parenting practices, parent-child interactions, and child social competence.

Children are assessed at the beginning of the study and again after one year. The development of conduct problems, social competence, and school functioning is assessed from second through fifth grade. Assessments are made through observations, parent and teacher ratings, and diagnostic interviews.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1050 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Early Primary Prevention of Conduct Problems
Study Start Date : March 1997
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Early Primary Prevention Behavioral: Family-Based Preventive Intervention

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. behavior problems [ Time Frame: March 1997 - December 2012 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   33 Months to 63 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sibling of youth adjudicated in Family Court

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00051714

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United States, New York
New York University Child Study Center
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
NYU Langone Health
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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Responsible Party: Laurie Brotman, Professor Science Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU Langone Health Identifier: NCT00051714    
Other Study ID Numbers: R01MH055188 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R01MH055188 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: June 4, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 16, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013
Keywords provided by Laurie Brotman, NYU Langone Health:
Social Behavior Disorders
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Conduct Disorder
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders