Clinical Trial

Steps to Effective Problem Solving in Group Homes

Study Description

Steps to Effective Problem Solving in Group Homes

Aggressive/challenging behaviors in individuals with intellectual disability are a major public health concern for them, their families, their service programs and staff, and their communities. This randomized clinical trial will test the efficacy and cost effectiveness of a preventive community-based social problem solving intervention, the Steps to Effective Problem-solving (STEPS), delivered in group homes. The program uses residential staff participation and the group environment to facilitate improved social problem solving skills and reduce aggressive/challenging behaviors in this population in group homes and work settings.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - STEPS

Agencies providing residential services to individuals with ID gave us letters of agreement (N=9) when we submitted for funding. We randomized these agencies and followed the specific order. Over the past year, recruitment issues have resulted in our only being able to recruit at six of the original nine agencies. To address the issues, we compiled a list of 15 additional local agencies within a 50 mile radius and are determining whether they are willing to participate and have eligible homes. W ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Behavioral - Food for Life

Agencies providing residential services to individuals with ID gave us letters of agreement (N=9) when we submitted for funding. We randomized these agencies and followed the specific order. Over the past year, recruitment issues have resulted in our only being able to recruit at six of the original nine agencies. To address the issues, we compiled a list of 15 additional local agencies within a 50 mile radius and are determining whether they are willing to participate and have eligible homes. W ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Steps to Effective Problem Solving in Group Homes for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities

Clinical Trial ID

NCT02855008

ParticipAid ID

Ddw5ra