Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
01/03/2004
Date assigned
01/04/2004
Last edited
08/10/2010
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Alan Rushton

ORCID ID

Contact details

Section of Social Work and Social Care
Health Services Research Dept
Institute of Psychiatry
King’s College London
De Crespigny Park
London
SE5 8AF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7848 5068
A.Rushton@iop.kcl.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

036/02; NRR: N0042132119

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To list the clinical and cost-effectiveness of early post-placement intervention with adoptive parents looking after children placed from care.

Please note as of 03/12/2008 this record was updated to include the extention to the anticipated end date. This trial was initially planned to finish on the 31st March 2007.

Ethics approval

Joint South London and Maudsley/Institute of Psychiatry Research Ethics Committee, King’s College London gave approval on the 15th March 2002 (ref: 036/02; 'Comparing types of support for adoptive families')

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Psycho-social problems of children adopted from care

Intervention

Intervention A:
Standard social work support service, plus 10 weekly sessions of a manualised home based cognitive behavioural intervention to enhance parenting.

Intervention B:
Standard social work support service, plus 10 weekly sessions of a manualised home based educational programme on child maltreatment and its consequences.

Intervention C:
Standard social work support service, plus Intervention A or B after nine months (when follow up extra interventions completed).

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Strengths and difficulties questionnaires (SDQ) and impact supplement. Outcomes were measured immediately post-intervention and again 6 months later.

Secondary outcome measures

1. Adoption problem check list
2. User satisfaction
3. Intervention-based assessment of parenting change
4. Daily hassles
5. Expression of feelings questionnaire
6. Teacher ratings of SDQ

Outcomes were measured immediately post-intervention and again 6 months later.

Overall trial start date

01/11/2002

Overall trial end date

31/12/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Families who, within the past year, have had a child placed for adoption from local authority care.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

180

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Placed children who have major physical or learning difficulties
2. Placed children not showing sufficient difficulties to warrant the intervention
3. Foster families becoming adopters

Recruitment start date

01/11/2002

Recruitment end date

31/12/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Section of Social Work and Social Care
London
SE5 8AF
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

King's College London (UK)

Sponsor details

Institute of Psychiatry
De Crespigny Park
London
SE5 8AF
United Kingdom
G.Dale@iop.kcl.ac.uk

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Department for Education and Skills (DfES) (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Nuffield Foundation (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

foundation

Location

United Kingdom

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2010 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20923901

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Rushton A, Monck E, Leese M, McCrone P, Sharac J, Enhancing adoptive parenting: a randomized controlled trial., Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry, 2010, 15, 4, 529-542, doi: 10.1177/1359104510365041.

Additional files

Editorial Notes