Evaluating a Video Bystander Program for First-Year College Students
|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
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Bystander Behavior||Behavioral: TakeCARE (video bystander program)||Not Applicable|
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.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||1000 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|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|
Experimental: Video Bystander Program
Behavioral: TakeCARE (video bystander program)
brief video encouraging active responses to high-risk situations for campus violence
No Intervention: Control Video
Study Skills Video
- Change in bystander behavior [ Time Frame: Baseline and 2 months ]Self-report measure: Bystander Behavior Scale
- Change in bystander behavior [ Time Frame: Baseline and 2 months ]Observations using virtual reality protocol
- Change in bystander efficacy [ Time Frame: Baseline and 2 months ]Self-report measure: Bystander Efficacy Scale
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03056560
|United States, Texas|
|Southern Methodist University|
|Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230|
|Principal Investigator:||Ernest Jouriles, Ph.D.||Southern Methodist University|