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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00820391
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 12, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2009
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
NGO vivo e.V.
GTZ-German Technical Cooperation, rmany
German Research Foundation
Ein Herz für Kinder
Information provided by:
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
Criteria

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 ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Dr. Claudia Catani
ClinicalTrials.gov 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