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Impact Evaluation of the Wise Guys Program
Last registered on February 21, 2014

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Impact Evaluation of the Wise Guys Program
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0000278
Initial registration date
February 21, 2014
Last updated
February 21, 2014 10:27 AM EST
Location(s)
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Mathematica Policy Research
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2013-08-01
End date
2018-01-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of the Wise Guys program on the delaying of sexual initiation on adolescent males in Eastern Iowa.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Wood, Robert. 2014. "Impact Evaluation of the Wise Guys Program." AEA RCT Registry. February 21. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.278-1.0.
Former Citation
Wood, Robert. 2014. "Impact Evaluation of the Wise Guys Program." AEA RCT Registry. February 21. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/278/history/1089.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
14 sessions of Wise Guys program. This multi-session curriculum can be delivered in different formats that range in length from 5 to 12 weeks. Topics covered include communication and masculinity, dating violence, abstinence and contraception, and sexually transmitted infections.
Intervention Start Date
2013-09-01
Intervention End Date
2015-12-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Sexual initiation [ Time Frame: 6 months post-intervention ]
Sexual initiation [ Time Frame: 24 months post-intervention ]
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
This study uses a randomized controlled design to compare the impacts of the Wise Guys Program to the "business-as-usual" school curriculum on delayed sexual initiation. The Wise Guys multi-session curriculum is delivered in different formats that range in length from 5 to 12 weeks and topics covered include communication and masculinity, dating violence, abstinence and contraception, and sexually transmitted infections. Study participants are 7th grade boys attending a participating school in either the Davenport or North Scott Community school districts in Iowa. This study is being conducted as part of the national Personal Responsibility Education Program evaluation funded by Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
800 students
Sample size: planned number of observations
800 students
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
estimated 400 students treatment, 400 students control
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers