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KIDNET Versus Meditation/Relaxation - a Dissemination RCTT for Children in Sri Lanka Traumatized by the War and the Tsunami

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00820391
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 12, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2009
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GTZ-German Technical Cooperation, rmany
German Research Foundation
Ein Herz für Kinder
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University of Konstanz

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of KIDNET versus a Meditation/Relaxation protocol in treating traumatized children in Sri Lanka when applied by locally trained teacher counsellors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Behavioral: KIDNET Behavioral: Meditation-Relaxation Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 31 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: KIDNET vs Meditation/Relaxation - a Dissemination Randomized Controlled Treatment Trial for Children in Sri Lanka Traumatized by the War and the Tsunami
Study Start Date : January 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2005

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: KIDNET
Narrative Exposure Therapy for Children
Behavioral: KIDNET
Narrative Exposure Therapy for Children - a short term intervention for the treatment of trauma after war, organized violence, torture, abuse and other detrimental life events

Experimental: Meditation/Relaxation Behavioral: Meditation-Relaxation
a protocol of traditional/local meditation and relaxation exercises, such as breathing meditation, chanting, body relaxation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. PTSD Symptom Severity according to UPID; DSM IV Diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress disorder [ Time Frame: pre-treatment, 1 month post, 6 months follow up ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Functioning, Somatic Problems, School grades [ Time Frame: pre, 1 month post, 6 months follow-up ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children with preliminary PTSD diagnosis (except for time criterion) in the age range of 8 to 14 years living in a specific IDP camp after the Tsunami disaster.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mental retardation, psychosis, any neurological disorder
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Dr. Claudia Catani Identifier: NCT00820391    
Other Study ID Numbers: KIDNET2005
First Posted: January 12, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 12, 2009
Last Verified: January 2009
Keywords provided by University of Konstanz:
Post-traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD)
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders