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School-Based Mental Health Program Implementation in Uganda

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: NCT01857388
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2016
Makerere University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Keng-Yen Huang, NYU Langone Health

Brief Summary:
Implementation of an adapted ParentCorps program in Ugandan schools will improve school mental health service resources, teachers' knowledge about child mental health, and teachers' classroom behavioral management and parent involvement skills.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Teacher Mental Health Knowledge Teacher Skills in Addressing Child Mental Health Problem Behavioral: ParentCorps Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Participating schools are randomly assigned to a 6-month long school-based intervention or to a wait-list control group. The intervention focuses on improving teacher's classroom behavioral management practices, parent engagement, and child mental health knowledge.

Teachers are assessed at the beginning and the end of the study, and again after 6 months of intervention. Teachers' parent engagement, mental health knowledge, and behavioral practices in the classroom are assessed through observations and teacher ratings.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 79 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Implementing a School-based Mental Health Prevention Program in Ugandan Schools
Study Start Date : January 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Mental Health

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: ParentCorps
Teachers from Intervention schools will receive ParentCorps training and support.
Behavioral: ParentCorps
No Intervention: Wait List Control
Teachers from control schools will not receive training and support in Year 1, but will receive training and support in Year 2.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of School Teacher Behaviors [ Time Frame: Outcome will be measured 3 times--before interveniton, after intervention (about 6 month after the baseline assessment), and 6-month post intervention (about 6 months after the 2nd evaluation) ]
    Teacher classroom behavioral management skills and parent engagement practices will be measured

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Early childhood teachers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not early childhood teachers

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01857388

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Makerere University
Kampala, Uganda
Sponsors and Collaborators
NYU Langone Health
Makerere University
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Principal Investigator: Keng-Yen Huang, PhD, MPH NYU School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Janet Nakigudde, PhD Makerere University
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Responsible Party: Keng-Yen Huang, Assistant Professor, NYU Langone Health Identifier: NCT01857388    
Other Study ID Numbers: 13-00362
First Posted: May 20, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016
Keywords provided by Keng-Yen Huang, NYU Langone Health:
school-based program, mental health, implementation