Omega-3 Supplements to Reduce Antisocial Behaviour in Young Offenders

S

Singapore Prison Service

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 3
Phase 2

Conditions

Antisocial Behavior

Treatments

Combination Product: Placebo
Other: Treatment as Usual
Combination Product: Omega-3

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03627312
SingaporePS

Details and patient eligibility

About

The study aims to examine the effects of providing omega-3 supplements on young offenders' antisocial behaviour. Participants will be randomized into three groups: (1) Omega-3, (2) Placebo and (3) Treatment as Usual. Self report and correctional officer ratings of behaviour will be assessed at 0 months (baseline), 3 months (end of supplementation), 6 months and 12 months. The investigators hypothesize that omega-3 supplementation will reduce antisocial behaviour among the young offenders.

Full description

This study follows up on two prior omega-3 supplementation Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) conducted on young offenders - one in the UK (Gesch et al. 2002) and the Netherlands (Zaalberg et al. 2009).

Enrollment

181 patients

Sex

Male

Ages

16 to 21 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Admission into young offender's institution

Exclusion criteria

  • Allergy to fish and fish products
  • Serious mental illness and intellectual disability
  • Ability to read and write at the level required to complete self report questionnaires

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Quadruple Blind

181 participants in 3 patient groups, including a placebo group

Omega-3
Experimental group
Description:
this group receives a fruit juice drink containing omega-3
Treatment:
Other: Treatment as Usual
Combination Product: Omega-3
Placebo
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
this group receives the same fruit juice drink as in the experimental group, but it does not contain omega-3
Treatment:
Other: Treatment as Usual
Combination Product: Placebo
Treatment as Usual
Other group
Description:
this group do not receive a fruit juice drink
Treatment:
Other: Treatment as Usual

Trial contacts and locations

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