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Internet-based Support for Young People With ADHD and Autism - a Controlled Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02300597
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 25, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Södra Älvsborg Hospital
Habilitation Services in Skaraborg, Skövde
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Elisabet Wentz, Göteborg University

Brief Summary:
Young people between age 15 and 25 with ADHD and/or autism spectrum disorders are offered internet-based support and coaching during eight weeks (chat and e-mail). Data is collected before and after the intervention and six months after end of treatment using self-report questionnaires pertaining to sense of coherence, self-esteem, quality of life, depressive and anxiety symptoms and socioeconomic status. Parents complete an assessment scale for the next of kin. After treatment the young people are interviewed regarding the quality of the intervention. A comparison group matched for age, gender and neuropsychiatric diagnosis is offered treatment as usual and is assessed at the same time points as the intervention group. The individuals are not randomized due to difficulties to recruit if the individuals do not know group assignment in advance.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
ADHD Autism Spectrum Disorders Other: Internet based support and coaching Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Young people between age 15 and 25 with ADHD and/or autism spectrum disorders are consecutively included in the project and are offered coaching and support during eight weeks over the internet (chat and e-mail) twice a week. Data is collected before and after the intervention as well as six months after end of treatment using self-report questionnaires (Sense of Coherence (SOC), Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale, Manchester Short Assessment of Quality of Life (MANSA), Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS), and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD)). A parent or a partner completes an assessment scale for the next of kin. When treatment is completed, the young people are interviewed using a structured interview pertaining to the quality of the intervention. A comparison group matched for age, gender and neuropsychiatric diagnosis is offered treatment as usual (TAU) and is assessed at the same time points as the intervention group. The individuals are not randomized to the intervention and comparison groups due to difficulties to recruit if the individuals do not know group assignment in advance. In all, 24 individuals will be offered the intervention and 24 individuals will receive TAU.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Internet-based Support and Coaching for Adolescents and Young Adults With ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders - a Controlled Study
Study Start Date : September 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Internet based support and coaching
Young people between age 15 and 25 with ADHD and/or autism spectrum disorders are offered internet-based support and coaching during eight weeks (chat and e-mail). Data is collected before and after the intervention and six months after end of treatment using self-report questionnaires pertaining to sense of coherence, self-esteem, quality of life, depressive and anxiety symptoms and socioeconomic status. Parents complete an assessment scale for the next of kin. After treatment the young people are interviewed regarding the quality of the intervention.
Other: Internet based support and coaching
Young people between age 15 and 25 with ADHD and/or autism spectrum disorders are offered internet-based support and coaching during eight weeks (chat and e-mail). Data is collected before and after the intervention and six months after end of treatment using self-report questionnaires pertaining to sense of coherence, self-esteem, quality of life, depressive and anxiety symptoms and socioeconomic status. Parents complete an assessment scale for the next of kin. After treatment the young people are interviewed regarding the quality of the intervention.

No Intervention: Treatment as usual (TAU)
A comparison group matched for age, gender and neuropsychiatric diagnosis is offered treatment as usual and is assessed at the same time points as the intervention group.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. QoL [ Time Frame: T2: immediately after intervention; T3: 6 months after intervention. Outcome Measure is going to report a change. ]
    Self report questionnaire; Manchester Short Assesment of Quality of Life (MANSA), Priebe et. al. 1999.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self esteem [ Time Frame: T2: immediately after intervention; T3: 6 months after intervention ]
    Self report questionnaire; Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965, 1989)

  2. Sense of coherence [ Time Frame: T2: immediately after intervention; T3: 6 months after intervention ]
    Self report questionnaire; Sense of Coherence (SOC-29), Antonovsky, 1987.

  3. Anxiety and depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: T2: immediately after intervention; T3: 6 months after intervention ]
    Self report questionnaire; Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD), Zigmond & Snaith, 1983.

  4. Depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: T2: immediately after intervention; T3: 6 months after intervention ]
    Self report questionnaire; Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS), Montgomery & Asberg, 1979.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 30 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ADHD and/or autism spectrum disorder
  • Age 15 to 30

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No current antisocial behaviour, psychotic symptoms and/or alcohol/substance abuse

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Locations
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Sweden
Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Institute of Neurosceince and Physiology
Gothenburg, Sweden, SE-413 45
Sponsors and Collaborators
Göteborg University
Södra Älvsborg Hospital
Habilitation Services in Skaraborg, Skövde

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Elisabet Wentz, Associate professor, Göteborg University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02300597     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IBSC-2
First Posted: November 25, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2019
Last Verified: May 2019

Keywords provided by Elisabet Wentz, Göteborg University:
ADHD
Autism Spectrum Disorders
controlled
Internet based
coaching

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Autistic Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders