Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Pediatric Internalizing Disorders
This project assesses the clinical and cost effectiveness of brief cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for depressed (ages 11-17) and anxious (ages 8-17) youths seen for services in pediatric primary care. This study is designed to compare the impact of brief CBT delivered on-site in pediatric primary care to referral to specialty mental health care (SMHC), as well as obtain an estimate of the total costs of the CBT protocols for depression and anxiety and the cost-effectiveness of the protocols compared to referral to and utilization of SMHC services.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Brief CBT for Pediatric Internalizing Disorders|
- Clinician Global Impressions - Improvement (CGI-I) [ Time Frame: weeks 12 and 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: SMHC referral
Referral to local Specialty Mental Health Care Services
Behavioral: SMHC referral
Referral to local Speciality Mental Health Care. Families were referred to local mental health care providers, and could freely choose any treatment or combination of treatments offered (e.g., anti-depressant medication, individual psychotherapy, family psychotherapy, etc.).
Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This BCBT protocol consists of up to 8 CBT sessions to be conducted over a maximum of 12 weeks.
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pittsburgh Medical Center|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213|
|Principal Investigator:||V. Robin Weersing, Ph.D.||SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology|