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Effectiveness of MTFC-P compared to TFC.


- candidate number5561
- NTR NumberNTR1747
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR7-apr-2009
- Secondary IDs09/046 MEC AMC
- Public TitleEffectiveness of MTFC-P compared to TFC.
- Scientific TitleEffects of multidimensional treatment foster care (MTFC-P) compared to TFC for foster children with psychological problems.
- ACRONYMMTFC-P
- hypothesisMTFC-P will be more effective on the prevention of out of homeplacements than TFC for young foster children.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedPsychological problems, Social problems
- Inclusion criteriaFoster children aged 2-7 years with psychological problems.
- Exclusion criteriaFoster children older than 7 and in regular foster care.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingSingle
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-jan-2009
- planned closingdate31-dec-2012
- Target number of participants80
- InterventionsMTFC-P and TFC. Treatment Foster Care (TFC) is an one year home based intervention to enforce the capacities of the foster parents, create a positive parent child interaction and decrease problem behavior of the child. TFC focuses on children with multiple out of home placements. TFC prepares and supports placements and helps to profile the problems within the foster family. Aim of this treatment is to contribute to more permanent placements and decrease the number of residential placements by guide and support. Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Preschoolers is an intensive 24/7 one year program foster for children. This treatment provides intensive help to young children, parents and foster parents. MTFC-P focuses on a positive parent-child interaction, positive support and positive feedback towards the child's behavior. Through this approach behavioral problems will decrease and a strong and safe base for a healthy parent-child relationship will be created.
- Primary outcomeReduction of attachment and behavioural problems.
- Secondary outcome1. Recovery cortisol activity;
2. Less trauma, depression and anxiety symptoms;
3. Reduction of parental stress.
- Timepoints1. Start treatment;
2. Three months;
3. Six months;
4. Twelve months.
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES Caroline Jonkman
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES Caroline Jonkman
- Sponsor/Initiator Academic Medical Center (AMC), de Bascule
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
ZON-MW, The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryFoster children experience psychological problems like attachment problems, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression or a combination of these.

De Bascule provides two treatments for young foster children depending on therapeutic foster care. Although the regular treatment, Treatment Foster Care (TFC) increases the number of out of homeplacements, some children are in need for a different approach. For these children de Bascule implemented Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC-P) in 2007. Main goal of the present research is to study the surplus value of MTFC-P compared to the regular TFC for young foster children with psychological problems. The study contains of four measurements. The first will be in four to six weeks after commence, the second is three months after commence, the third is six months after and the last one is at about twelve monts (end of treatment).
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD7-apr-2009 - 23-sep-2009


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