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A Trial of Two On-Line Interventions for Child Brain Injury

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Information provided by:
University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00178022
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: May 27, 2008
Last verified: May 2008
  Purpose

The primary aims of this project are to examine the feasibility and relative efficacy of two models of on-line intervention for families of children with traumatic brain injury: one, a model emphasizing cognitive appraisals and problem solving skills; the other, emphasizing linking families to resources and providing professionally-moderated peer support.


Condition Intervention
Traumatic Brain Injury
Depression
Anxiety Disorders
Behavioral: Case management and problem solving therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Official Title: A Trial of Two On-Line Interventions for Child Brain Injury

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Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Previous investigations using problem solving therapy have documented large effect sizes on measures of problem solving and depression.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Similarly, the single previous controlled intervention following pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) demonstrated a large effect on self-report measures of depression and anxiety.

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: February 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2006
Detailed Description:

The feasibility of the two interventions will be evaluated by examining family utilization of on-line materials and satisfaction with receiving services this way. Previous studies suggest the longer-term effects of TBI often create significant stress for both child and family and the need for psychological services.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Child between 5 and 17 years old who experienced a TBI in the past 12 months
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00178022

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Armando J Rotondi, PhD University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00178022     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0410002
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: May 27, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
tbi
intervention
depression
anxiety

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Brain Injuries
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries

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