Impact Evaluation of the Teen Choice Program
Last registered on February 21, 2014

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Impact Evaluation of the Teen Choice Program
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0000284
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
2014-01-01
End date
2017-12-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of the Teen Choice program on reducing the rates of unprotected sex of high risk youth in New York.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Wood, Robert. 2014. "Impact Evaluation of the Teen Choice Program." AEA RCT Registry. February 21. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/284/history/1093
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
The Teen Choice curriculum provides comprehensive sexual education on topics such as anatomy, puberty, sexually transmitted infections, and contraceptive methods (including abstinence). It also covers topics such as gender and sex roles, sexual orientation, decision making and conflict resolution, adult-teen relationships, rape and sexual assault, and coping with stress. The curriculum can be delivered in different formats that range in length from 6 to 12 weeks.
Intervention Start Date
2014-03-01
Intervention End Date
2016-12-01
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Unprotected sex in the three months prior to the survey [ Time Frame: 18-months post random assignment ]
Unprotected sex in the three months prior to the survey [ Time Frame: 6-months post intervention ]
Sexual Initiation [ Time Frame: 6-months post intervention ]
Sexual Initiation [ Time Frame: 18-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 Teen Choice Program to the "business-as-usual" school curriculum. The Teen Choice curriculum is designed for adolescents aged 12 to 19 and will be delivered in different formats that range in length from 6 to 12 weeks. Teen Choice will be offered during the regular school day to middle and high school aged youth. 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
750 youth
Sample size: planned number of observations
750 youth
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
estimated 375 youth treatment, 375 youth 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