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Action Civics Program for Mental Health Wellness, Social Interactions, and Health Attitude(I-ACTED Trial)

Led By Parissa J Ballard, PhD
Research Sponsored by Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be younger than 65 years old
Must not have
Be older than 65 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up1 year following baseline
Awards & highlights
No Placebo-Only Group

I-ACTED Trial Summary

This trial will test whether taking part in an action civics curriculum has an effect on young people's health and wellbeing.

Eligible Conditions
  • Mental Health Wellness
  • Social Interactions
  • Health Attitude

I-ACTED Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~1 year following baseline
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 1 year following baseline for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Youth Inventory of Involvement (activism, political engagement, and leadership items)
Secondary outcome measures
Community Connection Scale
Questionnaire from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health
Other outcome measures
Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D)
Social wellbeing-Purpose tool
Social wellbeing-School Absences
+2 more

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

I-ACTED Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Action Civics programExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Students in this arm will take part in an Action Civics (AC) program. AC delivers action civics programming to young people from diverse backgrounds nationwide. AC offers a school-based action civics curriculum in which classes collectively choose a local issue, learn strategies and skills for taking civic action, develop an action plan, and take action on their selected local issue. Students, as a class, tackle topics ranging from health-related (e.g., health of school lunches) to safety-related (e.g. lack of crosswalks) to community social issues (e.g., community-police relations).
Group II: No Action Civics programActive Control1 Intervention
Students in this arm will receive no intervention.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Wake Forest University Health SciencesLead Sponsor
1,208 Previous Clinical Trials
1,028,637 Total Patients Enrolled
Robert Wood Johnson FoundationOTHER
152 Previous Clinical Trials
677,645 Total Patients Enrolled
Parissa J Ballard, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorAssistant Professor
1 Previous Clinical Trials
60 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Participating in Action Civics program Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04514133 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is the population size of participants in this experiment?

"Affirmative. The clinical trial listing on clinicaltrials.gov reveals that this research project, initially published on June 24th 2021, is currently recruiting participants. There are 1 medical facility needing to enrol 1500 patients in the study."

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Are persons aged 50 or more permitted to enroll in this trial?

"This clinical trial comprises of participants aged 10 to 20, out of the 49 available trials for these age groups. Notably, there are 17 studies catering to minors and 32 targeting seniors."

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Are there any vacancies remaining for participants in this experiment?

"Indeed, according to clinicaltrials.gov, this research project is currently recruiting volunteers. This study was initially made public on June 24th 2021 and has been updated recently as of August 5th 2022. 1500 people are needed from a single medical site for the trial."

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Am I eligible to join this research project?

"For this research project, 1500 students in the 10-20 age range who are currently attending middle or high school and taking a course from a participating institution must be recruited."

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~763 spots leftby Jun 2026