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Relationship Education:Project Harmony

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03076229
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 10, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 17, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Department of Health and Human Services
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Central Florida

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of relationship education (RE) for individuals and couples participating in Project Harmony.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Marriage Behavioral: Healthy Marriage Program Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Although considerable research supports the positive effects of relationship education (RE) on relationship satisfaction and communication skills, the majority of existing research designs have favored pre/post or quasi-experimental designs. Furthermore, gaps in the empirical bases for RE remain regarding programmatic moderators that influence change. Consequently, there has been less emphasis on understanding which program elements contribute to positive change within couple relationships. To this end, Project Harmony seeks to conduct an impact local evaluation design utilizing a randomized control trial (RCT) to assess the effectiveness of relationship education between low income, ethnically diverse individuals and couples in the treatment group compared to the wait-list control group. Secondary research questions are focused on investigating mechanisms and moderators of change for the target population. Participants (individuals and couples) in Project Harmony will be randomly assigned to either the treatment or wait-list control group.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized Control Trial of Relationship Education: Project Harmony
Actual Study Start Date : July 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Healthy Marriage: Treatment
Intervention: Behavioral: Healthy Marriage Program
Behavioral: Healthy Marriage Program
Provide the following allowable activities 1) marriage and relationship education/skills, 2) relationship enhancement, 3) premarital education, and 4) divorce reduction.

Experimental: Healthy Marriage: Wait-list Control
Intervention: Behavioral: Healthy Marriage Program
Behavioral: Healthy Marriage Program
Provide the following allowable activities 1) marriage and relationship education/skills, 2) relationship enhancement, 3) premarital education, and 4) divorce reduction.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 1200 participants with relational and interpersonal stressors [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The primary research question for the proposed investigation is: What are the effects of relationship education on relationship satisfaction (as measured by the Dyadic Adjustment Scale); between participants who received the intervention (treatment group) as compared with participants who did not immediately receive the intervention (wait-list control group)?


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 1200 participants with relational and interpersonal stressors [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    What are the effects of relationship education on dyadic coping (as measured by the Dyadic Coping Inventory); between participants who received the intervention (treatment group) as compared with participants who did not immediately receive the intervention (wait-list control group)?


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. 1200 participants with relational and interpersonal stressors [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    What are the effects of relationship education on communication (as measured by Communication Patterns Questionnaire-Short Form); between participants who received the intervention (treatment group) as compared with participants who did not immediately receive the intervention (wait-list control group)?



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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:

  • Individuals and couples who are at least 18 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Does not meet the inclusion criteria

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03076229


Contacts
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Contact: Sejal M Barden, PhD 4078234214 Sejal.Barden@ucf.edu
Contact: Dalena Dillman Taylor, PhD 4078234218 Dalena.Taylor@ucf.edu

Locations
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United States, Florida
University of Central Florida Recruiting
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32816
Contact: Bridgette Toussaint, MS         
Principal Investigator: Sejal Barden, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Dalena Dillman Taylor, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Mark Young, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Central Florida
Department of Health and Human Services
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sejal M Barden, PhD University of Central Florida
Study Director: Bridgette Toussaint, MS University of Central Florida

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Responsible Party: University of Central Florida
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03076229     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UCF MFRI
First Posted: March 10, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 17, 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