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Affect Management Group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Difficulties in finding enough study participants.)
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Information provided by:
University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00383006
First received: September 29, 2006
Last updated: June 2, 2009
Last verified: June 2009

September 29, 2006
June 2, 2009
May 2006
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Score on affect regulation capacity at week 14(post-interventional) and month 3 (follow-up) [ Time Frame: 2008 ]
Score on affect regulation capacity at week 8 (post-interventional) and month 6 (follow-up)
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00383006 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Score on depression at week 14 (post-interventional) and month 3 (follow-up) [ Time Frame: 2008 ]
  • Score on life quality at week 14 (post-interventional) and month 3 (follow-up) [ Time Frame: 2008 ]
  • Score on personal resources at week 14 (post-interventional) and month 3 (follow-up) [ Time Frame: 2008 ]
  • Score on depression at week 8 (post-interventional) and month 6 (follow-up)
  • Score on life quality at week 8 (post-interventional) and month 6 (follow-up)
  • Score on personal resources at week 8 (post-interventional) and month 6 (follow-up)
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Affect Management Group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
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Problems of self regulation, e.g. emotional dysfunction, represent a core symptom of adult patients with traumatic childhood experiences. The study intends to evaluate the efficiency of a 14-week group therapy for adult survivors of relational trauma in childhood. Main interventions are psychoeducation about the sequelae of childhood trauma, teaching of skills for affect regulation and techniques for activating resources. The hypothesis is that the group therapy significantly improves the participant's capacity in emotion management and self-soothing.

Problems of self regulation, e.g. emotional dysfunction, represent a core symptom of adult patients with traumatic childhood experiences. Since sufficient capacity for self soothing and emotional regulation are essential for trauma exposure, modern trauma therapy concepts are phase-oriented, beginning with working on "stabilization". The study intends to evaluate the efficiency of a 14-week group therapy for adult survivors of relational trauma in childhood. Main interventions are psychoeducation about the sequelae of childhood trauma, teaching of skills for affect regulation and techniques for activating resources. Inclusion criteria are clinical significant problems with self-regulation and the presence of childhood trauma. Outcome measures are based on self-rating questionnaires, clinical interviews and an experimental computer-task at timepoint pre-, post- and 3-month-follow-up. There is no control condition in the pilot-study phase.

Interventional
Phase 1
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Behavioral: Skills for affect regulation (behavior)
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Withdrawn
16
May 2008
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults with moderate to severe relational trauma in childhood (emotional, sexual or physical abuse, emotional or physical neglect)
  • DSM-IV diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe dissociation
  • Environmental safety problems
  • Ongoing enmeshment with perpetrators
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Severe depression
  • Acute suicidality
  • Substance abuse
  • Severe cognitive decline
Both
18 Years to 70 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Switzerland
 
NCT00383006
PSYUNIZH26092006
No
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University of Zurich
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Principal Investigator: Christoph Mueller, MD Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Michael Rufer, MD Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
University of Zurich
June 2009

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