City of Rochester Teen Outreach Program (TOP™) Evaluation
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02723292|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 30, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 12, 2018
University of Rochester
State University of New York at Binghamton, Decker School of Nursing
City of Rochester Department of Recreation and Youth Services
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hugh Crean, University of Rochester
As part of a 5-year national effort to reduce teen pregnancy, the University of Rochester is partnering with the City of Rochester Department of Recreation and Youth Services to evaluate the City's replication of the Teen Outreach Program (TOP™) for 11-14 year old youth registered at 11 selected Recreation Centers (RCs). A youth development program with demonstrated efficacy to reduce teen pregnancy, school failure and drop-out rates, TOP™ has never been studied in RCs. Advancing from efficacy to effectiveness, the investigators will also measure program fidelity obtained in RCs.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Adolescent Problems Sex Behavior Academic Underachievement Disorder of Childhood or Adolescence||Behavioral: TOP Behavioral: Control intervention||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||1188 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||City of Rochester Teen Outreach Program (TOP™) Evaluation|
|Study Start Date :||September 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2016|
Experimental: Experimental group services
This study will replicate the evidence-based TOP™ in after-school sessions held during RC hours. The primary components of TOP™ include: Comprehensive age-appropriate sexuality education; 90-minute sessions, once a week after-school, during the school year for nine months, using the Changing Scenes© curriculum, and at least twenty hours of youth-led service learning, which involves youth in planning, implementing and reflecting on, community service and leadership.
Active Comparator: Control group services
Youth in the control arm will receive a work readiness training curriculum focused on competencies to secure employment. This will include such topics as building customer service skills, clear and direct communication, and creating a work portfolio.
Behavioral: Control intervention
Primary Outcome Measures :
- Number of participants who become pregnant [ Time Frame: 21 months ]
- Number of youth who report ever having had sexual intercourse [ Time Frame: 21 months ]For youth who were sexually naive at baseline, the outcome is the number of youth who report ever having had sexual intercourse at the 21 month assessment point.
- Amount of sexual intercourse in preceding 3 months without an effective means of birth control [ Time Frame: 21 months ]The number of times a youth reports having had sexual intercourse without using an effective means of birth control measured at the 21 month assessment point.
Secondary Outcome Measures :
- Number of failing grades on report card [ Time Frame: 21 months ]This is a self-report measure of the number of courses failed on the last report card received, measured at the 21 month assessment point.
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