Clinical Trials


Reducing HIV Risks in African American Teens

This study has been completed
Education Development Center, Inc.

Information provided by (Responsible Party)
Lydia O'Donnell, Education Development Center, Inc. Identifier

First received: August 21, 2009
Last updated: January 30, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018
History of Changes


This study is developing and testing an innovative, parent education intervention, Preparing Our Sons and Daughters for Healthy Futures. This intervention aims to reduce HIV risk among African American and other Black youth living in high-poverty urban neighborhoods. Investigators, working with a community advisory board and focus groups of youth and parents, will develop a multi-year set of audio-CDs to promote positive parenting practices that support young adolescents in establishing healthy patterns of behavior. This parent education intervention will be tested in a field trial with families of 6th graders recruited from multiple schools in New York City. Baseline and annual follow up surveys will be conducted until youth enter high school. Families receiving the intervention will be compared to those assigned to either an attention-controlled print materials condition or a non-attention controlled condition. It is hypothesized that youth whose parents receive the intervention will delay sexual initiation and report fewer sexual risks, and that their parents will report more positive parenting practices.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections

Behavioral : Healthy Futures parent education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Reducing HIV Risks in African American Teens in High Poverty Urban Settings

Further study details as provided by Lydia O'Donnell, Education Development Center, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures

  • youth risk behaviors [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Enrollment: 1200
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: April 30, 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 30, 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: health promotion materials
Parents receive health promotion booklets
Behavioral: Healthy Futures parent education

Multi-year audio CD parent education

Active Comparator: attention-controlled parent print materials
Booklets on adolescent sexuality and health
Behavioral: Healthy Futures parent education

Multi-year audio CD parent education

Experimental: audio-CD parent education
audio-CDs on parenting practices
Behavioral: Healthy Futures parent education

Multi-year audio CD parent education



Ages Eligible for Study: 11 Years and older  
Sexes Eligible for Study: All  
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No  


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Attendance at selected schools
  • 6th graders and their parents

Exclusion Criteria:
  • Non-English speaking

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00963963


United States, Massachusetts
Education Development Center
Newton, Massachusetts, United States, 02458

Sponsors and Collaborators

Education Development Center, Inc.
More Information

More Information

Responsible Party: Lydia O'Donnell, Senior Scientist, Education Development Center, Inc. Identifier: NCT00963963   History of Changes  
Other Study ID Numbers: 5R01HD054297  
Study First Received: August 21, 2009  
Last Updated: January 30, 2018  

Keywords provided by Lydia O'Donnell, Education Development Center, Inc.:

sexual health
adolescent health
parent education
HIV Seronegativity
treatment experienced

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections processed this data on August 14, 2018
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