R4Power: An Online Resilience Program for Adolescents (R4Power)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00641368|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2008 by Swarthmore College.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : March 24, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 24, 2008
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Depression Anxiety||Behavioral: R4Power Program Other: Waitlist Control||Phase 1|
This study examines the feasibility of a 10-lesson web-based intervention, the R4Power program, and its effectiveness in preventing symptoms of depression and anxiety. The R4Power Program teaches cognitive and problem-solving skills covered in classroom based interventions, including the Penn Resiliency Program, that have been found to reduce or prevent symptoms of depression in children and adolescents. This study examines whether adolescents can benefit from learning these skills through a computer (rather than classroom) intervention.
Adolescents in grades 6 through 8 who participate in this study will be assigned to one of two conditions: an intervention group that will complete the R4Power program during the first year (R4Power1), or a waitlist control group that will complete the R4Power program the following year (R4Power2). Students will complete the 10-lesson program over the course of twelve weeks. They will learn and practice cognitive skills (recognizing the link between their thoughts and feelings, identifying thinking traps, challenging their negative beliefs) and problem-solving skills (assertiveness, relaxation and distraction, overcoming procrastination, and decision making). Adolescents who participate in this study will be followed for one year, and their coping responses and symptoms of depression and anxiety will be assessed at four points: at the beginning of the study (baseline) and at follow-up assessments approximately 4, 12 and 16 months after baseline.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||R4Power: An Online Resilience Program for Adolescents|
|Study Start Date :||October 2007|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||October 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 2009|
Behavioral: R4Power Program
In the 10-lesson online R4Power Program, adolescents will learn cognitive skills (link between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; thinking traps; challenging negative beliefs) and problem-solving skills (assertiveness; relaxation and distraction; overcoming procrastination; decision-making) in order to cope with stressful situations.
Other Name: R4Power1
Other: Waitlist Control
Adolescents in the waitlist control group will complete the R4Power program during the second year of the study.
Other Name: R4Power2
- Adolescents' coping strategies by self-report [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and follow-ups approximately 4, 12, and 16 months after baseline ]
- Adolescents' depressive symptoms by self-report [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and follow-ups approximately 4, 12, and 16 months after baseline ]
- Adolescents' symptoms of anxiety by self-report [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and follow-ups approximately 4, 12, and 16 months after baseline ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00641368
|Contact: Jane E. Gillham, Ph.D.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States, 19081|
|Contact: Jane E. Gillham, Ph.D. 610-957-6010 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Jane E. Gillham, Ph.D.|
|Principal Investigator:||Jane E. Gillham, Ph.D.||Swarthmore College|