Adjustment of Adopted Adolescents in Their Families (EEAA)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03872895|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 13, 2019
Last Update Posted : March 13, 2019
|Condition or disease|
|Adoption Adolescent Behavior Family Relations|
The aim of the study is to evaluate the status of internationally adopted adolescents in relation to the characteristics of their families, and to explore the similarities and differences in 4 different European countries. Parents and adolescents will complete questionnaires which incorporate and adapt many standard measures. The parent questionnaire includes components of : a) Family Adjustment and Cohesion Scale (FACES), b) Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire for parents (SDQ-parent), c) Parent Stress Index (PSI), d) Adoption Satisfaction Questionnaire (ASQ), d) Brodzinsky Scale (openness in family communication related to adoption), and e) basic demographic information.
The adolescent questionnaire includes elements of : a) SDQ-adolescent, b) Health Behavior in School Children questionnaire (HBSC), c) Life Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R), d) Lee Scale (Discrimination Scale for Adoptees).
It is hoped that the study will permit a better understanding of the experiences of families and their children after international adoption. This knowledge will help potential adoptive families as well as families who have already adopted. This information is not yet available in a European context. In addition, the information will be valuable to adoption professionals. Moreover, the opportunity to compare outcomes and experiences of families and adolescents in 4 European countries will allow a better understanding of the contribution of different cultural contexts to these outcomes. It is hypothesized that different cultural practices and beliefs about adoption likely impact the experience of adoption by adolescents and parents. A better understanding of this dynamic will be useful clinically as well as at the community level and beyond.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||800 participants|
|Official Title:||Adjustment of Adopted Adolescents in Their Families|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 1, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2019|
- Openness of family communication related to adoption (standardized scale developed by David Brodzinsky) [ Time Frame: past 30 days ]Openness to family communication about the subject of adoption will be assessed using the Brodzinsky standardized scale. This will be correlated to adolescent outcomes (adjustment to family, school, and community) using constructed variables drawn from the Health Behavior in School Children questionnaire
- Parent Stress (using PSI, Parent Stress Index) [ Time Frame: past year ]Parent Stress will be measured using the widely-used Parent Stress Index. This scale contains 36 items which are completed by parent self-report. The items are combined to form a Total Stress scale. Scoring results in a percentile profile. The normal range=15th-80th percentile. Scores at or above the 85th percentile are considered high (more stress) and Defensive Reponding scores at 10 or below are considered extremely low. Cronbach's alpha for internal consistency: minimum =0.8, max=.91, and average=.85. This scale (first published in 1990 by Abdin) has been used and cited in over 4900 scientific papers.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03872895
|Contact: Laurie Miller, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Hospital SAINTE ANNE||Recruiting|
|Paris, France, 75014|
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|Contact: Laurie MD MILLER|
|Study Chair:||Laurie Miller, MD||GHU Ste Anne|