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Trial record 6 of 24 for:    Developmental Disabilities | ( Map: South Carolina, United States )

Facebook for Social Skills Training in Autism: Project Rex Connect (FBREX)

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: NCT02897687
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 13, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 9, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medical University of South Carolina

Brief Summary:
Twelve participants were randomized to either a Facebook group or a book club group for six weeks. Data was collected on the participants social and behavioral function at both the start and the conclusion of the intervention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavioral: Facebook Group Behavioral: Book Club Group Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 12 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Project Rex Connect: The Utilization of an Online Social Network by an Interprofessional Team to Aid in Skill Acquisition for Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Study Start Date : April 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Facebook Group
Social skills training within an online group.
Behavioral: Facebook Group
A closed, invite-only group within Facebook facilitated by an interprofessional team that not only reinforces skills, but also aims to promote bonds and a sense of community and connectedness between participants.

Active Comparator: Book Club Group
An in-person Book Club discussing material related to Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Behavioral: Book Club Group
A topical book club group discussing Autism-related material conducted by a single healthcare professional.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvements in social skills as assessed by Social Responsiveness Scale. [ Time Frame: Week 1 and Week 8 ]
  2. Improvements in social skills as assessed by Social Skills Improvement System. [ Time Frame: Week 1 and Week 8 ]
  3. Improvements in social skills as assessed by the Project Rex Parent Survey. [ Time Frame: Week 1 and Week 8 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Participant satisfaction as assessed by the Project Rex Connect Participant Survey. [ Time Frame: Week 8 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 20 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Verbal

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-verbal

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02897687

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United States, South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of South Carolina

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Responsible Party: Medical University of South Carolina Identifier: NCT02897687    
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00021530
First Posted: September 13, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 9, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Keywords provided by Medical University of South Carolina:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Social Skills
Social Media
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Autistic Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders