Trial record 7 of 25 for:    "Trichotillomania"

Online Treatment of Trichotillomania

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Novartis
Julia Bangerter-Rhyner Foundation Bale switzerland
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02044237
First received: January 21, 2014
Last updated: January 22, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
  Purpose

Online study for patients with trichotillomania. 4 main hypothesis.

  1. Alexithymia and Trichotillomania correlated and regression analyses find association between them
  2. we will be able to find patient who have never been treated before. Those will suffer to the same amount as previously treated patients
  3. Decoupling will be more helpful than progressive muscle relaxation
  4. different constructs of emotion regulation will show different trait and state characteristics in patients with trichotillomania

Condition Intervention
Trichotillomania
Alexithymia
Quality of Life
Behavioral: Decoupling
Behavioral: Progressive relaxation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Decoupling as Internet Based Intervention: an Randomized Controlled Study to Treat Trichotillomania

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Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Severity of trichotillomania [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • alexithymia [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 105
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Decoupling
specific technic to reduce hair pulling
Behavioral: Decoupling
Active Comparator: progressive muscle relaxation
Progressive relaxation relaxation technic
Behavioral: Progressive relaxation

Detailed Description:

Randomized controlled trial with about 100 participants.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • suffering from trichotillomania 18 to 65 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • current drug or alcohol addiction current psychosis
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02044237

Locations
Switzerland
University of
Zurich, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Novartis
Julia Bangerter-Rhyner Foundation Bale switzerland
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael Rufer, MD, Prof University of Zurich
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02044237     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TTM
Study First Received: January 21, 2014
Last Updated: January 22, 2014
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Keywords provided by University of Zurich:
trichotillomania
online therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Affective Symptoms
Trichotillomania
Behavioral Symptoms
Impulse Control Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 15, 2014