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Evaluating a Video Bystander Program for First-Year College Students

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03056560
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2018 by Ernest Jouriles, Southern Methodist University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 17, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ernest Jouriles, Southern Methodist University

Brief Summary:
This study will evaluate an innovative video bystander program, which has the potential to be implemented broadly and cost-effectively across college campuses. Half of the participants will receive the video bystander program, and the other half will not.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bystander Behavior Behavioral: TakeCARE (video bystander program) Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Sexual violence, which includes both sexual coercion and assault, is a significant problem on college campuses due to its high prevalence and adverse consequences. This research will evaluate an innovative video bystander program, which has the potential to be implemented broadly and cost-effectively across college campuses. We will recruit first-year college students from each of 4 college campuses (Southern Methodist University, Marquette University, William Paterson University, and Stony Brook University).

The video bystander program (TakeCARE) starts with a narrator acknowledging the various demands placed on students in attempting to balance adult responsibilities with the social opportunities of college, as well as the importance of keeping safe while engaging in these social activities. The program describes how likely it is that people they know may become a victim of sexual violence and how they can help "take care of their friends" to help prevent victimization. TakeCARE includes 3 video vignettes that demonstrate ways that students can intervene when they see sexual coercion, relationship violence, or other situations that might result in harm.

After a baseline assessment, students will be randomly assigned to view one of two video programs: TakeCARE (the video bystander program) or a control video program. A post-treatment assessment will be completed within a week of viewing the video program, and follow-up assessments will be completed 2 months and 6 months after baseline.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: TakeCARE: A Video Bystander Program to Prevent Sexual Violence on College Campuses
Actual Study Start Date : August 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Video Bystander Program
TakeCARE video
Behavioral: TakeCARE (video bystander program)
brief video encouraging active responses to high-risk situations for campus violence

No Intervention: Control Video
Study Skills Video



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in bystander behavior [ Time Frame: Baseline and 2 months ]
    Self-report measure: Bystander Behavior Scale


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in bystander behavior [ Time Frame: Baseline and 2 months ]
    Observations using virtual reality protocol

  2. Change in bystander efficacy [ Time Frame: Baseline and 2 months ]
    Self-report measure: Bystander Efficacy Scale



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • first-year college students

Exclusion Criteria:

-


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03056560


Locations
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United States, Texas
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230
Sponsors and Collaborators
Southern Methodist University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Ernest Jouriles, Ph.D. Southern Methodist University
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Responsible Party: Ernest Jouriles, Professor, Southern Methodist University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03056560    
Other Study ID Numbers: 5R21HD085063 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: February 17, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 3, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No