Prevention of School Dropout for Mexican American Adolescents
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00051727|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 17, 2003
Last Update Posted : January 10, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Depression Conduct Disorder||Behavioral: Bridges to High School Project||Phase 2|
Mexican American adolescents are at an increased risk for interrelated problems of poor mental health and school dropout. Unfortunately, there is a lack of interventions specifically designed to address this risk. This study will evaluate a preventive intervention for low-income Mexican American adolescents.
Participants are randomly assigned to either a multi-component intervention called the Bridges to High School Program or a Low Dose Workshop. The 11-week multi-component intervention takes place during the fall semester of seventh grade and consists of an adolescent group, a parenting group, a combined (parent-adolescent) family group, and a school liaison. This intervention focuses on adolescent coping skills, parenting practices, family cohesion, and parental support for education. The Low-Dose Workshop consists of a 3-hour workshop in which adolescents and parents are given information and resources to facilitate school engagement. Participants are assessed prior to and immediately following the intervention and again in eighth and ninth grade. Academic and mental health outcomes are measured with questionnaire-based interviews given to caregivers and adolescents. Teachers are asked to complete questionnaires; archival school data are also collected. Diagnostic interviews are conducted at the ninth grade assessment.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||480 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Preventive Intervention for Mexican American Adolescents|
|Study Start Date :||October 2002|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00051727
|United States, Arizona|
|Prevention Research Center, Arizona State University|
|Tempe, Arizona, United States, 85287|
|Principal Investigator:||Nancy A Gonzales, Ph.D.||Arizona State University|