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Epidemiological Study for Psychiatric Disorder Among Children and Adolescents

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02707848
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2016 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 14, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
This 3-year school-based epidemiological study on child and adolescent mental disorders aims to obtain the prevalence rate and identify the psychosocial, individual, environmental, and familial risk factors for mental disorders including learning disability, autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, mood disorders (major depression, dysthymia, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders, phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, sleep disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders in Taiwan.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Mental Disorders Other: No intervention

Detailed Description:

Despite several waves of epidemiological studies in adult and elderly mental disorders in the past decades, revealing inconsistent results, little is known about the prevalence of mental disorders in the child and young adolescent population in Taiwan. However, there is an increasing trend of child and adolescent mental disorders over the past decades consistently reported across countries. With the revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to the current version—5th edition (DSM-5), there has been no epidemiological study using DSM-5 in youth population in the world. The DSM-5 was published in October 2014. It warrants an epidemiological study on child and adolescent mental disorders using the DSM-5 as diagnostic criteria in Taiwan.

This is a two-stage design to conduct screening for mental disorders including autism and all neuropsychological studies in addition to questionnaires. Moreover, clinical assessment will be conducted among urban students (n = 3000) and rural students (n = 1500) from a three-stage cluster sampling. All the screen positive (estimated n = 900) and 10% of screen negative (estimated n = 360) will receive the full diagnostic interview (K-SADS-E to obtain the pregnancy, developmental and medical history. For students who leave of absence, we will visit them at home to complete all the assessments.

The investigators anticipate this study will provide the prevalence of a wide range of developmental and psychiatric disorders in children and our results will also provide a comprehensive risk factors for each psychiatric disorder identified in this study, including neurocognitive, developmental, familiar, and environmental factors. The individual, combined, and interactive effects of these predictors can be identified in this study. This study will definitely provide precious data for the government to develop a preventive program for mental disorders and a promotion program for mental health and well-being.


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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 4500 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Epidemiological Study for Psychiatric Disorder Among Children and Adolescents
Study Start Date : September 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2016

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Screening for mental disorders [ Time Frame: 2 hours ]
    Schedule for affective disorders and schizophrenia for school-age children revision (K-SADS-E), Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
School students aged 8-14 in Taiwan
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • urban students (n = 3000) and rural students (n = 1500) from a three-stage cluster sampling

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02707848


Contacts
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Contact: Susan Shur-Fen Gau, MD, PhD 886-2-23123456 ext 66802 gaushufe@ntu.edu.tw

Locations
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Taiwan
National Taiwan Univeristy Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Susan Shur-Fen Gau, MD, PhD    886-2-23123456 ext 66802    gaushufe@ntu.edu.tw   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Susan Shur-Fen Gau, MD, PhD National Taiwan University Hospital & College of Medicine

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Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02707848     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201411056RIN
First Posted: March 14, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Disease
Mental Disorders
Problem Behavior
Pathologic Processes
Behavioral Symptoms