Overview

This trial has been completed.

Conditions parenting practices, family functioning, child psychosocial well-being, alcohol use
Treatment family intervention
Sponsor International Rescue Committee
Collaborator United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Start date September 2011
End date May 2013
Trial size 992 participants
Trial identifier NCT01668992, 21050

Summary

The study will evaluate the impact of a family-based intervention on the well-being of Burmese migrant and displaced children and families living in Tak province, Thailand. The methodology used in the impact evaluation study is a randomized waitlist controlled trial.

The study hypothesizes that participation in a family-based intervention will lead to improved parenting practices and child and family outcomes, as follows.

Primary hypotheses:

1. Parents/caregivers participating in the family-based intervention will report increased knowledge and use of positive parenting skills compared to control;

2. Parents/caregivers participating in the family-based intervention will report less use of physical punishment and other harsh forms of discipline compared to control;

3. Parents/caregivers and children participating in the family-based intervention will report higher levels of family functioning and cohesion compared to control.

Secondary hypotheses:

1. Parents/caregivers and children participating in the family-based intervention will report lower levels of externalizing and internalizing child behaviors compared to control;

2. Parents/caregivers and children participating in the family-based intervention will report higher levels of child resilience and psychosocial well-being compared to control;

3. Parents/caregivers participating in the family-based intervention will report lower levels of alcohol use compared to control.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (subject)
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Experimental)
Families receive 12-week program on parenting skills, discipline methods and family communication.
family intervention Happy Families Program
12-week parenting skills program for Burmese migrant and displaced children and families.
(No Intervention)
Families are on a waitlist and receive the intervention only after the trial is complete.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Parenting practices
time frame: One month and six months post-intervention

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Child psychosocial well-being
time frame: One month and six months post-intervention

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 8 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Of Burmese origin - Currently living in one of 20 target communities in Tak province, Thailand - Primary caregiver to at least one child aged 8 to 12 years - Child aged 8 to 12 years - Participating in the family intervention Exclusion Criteria: - Children living in orphanages, boarding houses, factories or other institutions - Persons with severe cognitive or physical disability who are impaired and unable to understand and give informed consent

Additional Information

Official title Impact Evaluation of a Family-based Intervention With Burmese Migrant and Displaced Children and Families in Tak Province, Thailand
Principal investigator Theresa S Betancourt, Sc.D., M.A.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by International Rescue Committee.