What Matters to You? (Assert)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03014596|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 9, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 10, 2020
Procedures for systematic user involvement in primary mental health services are lacking, and several adolescents are dissatisfied with their opportunities to influence the service provided. The research on the effects of user involvement is scarce, especially regarding user involvement for children and adolescents. Hence, we suggest introducing an idiographic assessment tool in a selection of Norwegian primary mental health services. Idiographic assessment is a way of measuring psychological constructs, by using tools specifically adapted for each individual respondent.
This protocol describes the implementation and evaluation of a user involvement tool called 'Assert', in Norwegian primary mental health services. Assert is a simple tool where the adolescents themselves decide the goals or themes that they would like to address in collaboration with their service provider. Assert is scored each time the adolescent and the service provider meet, to monitor progress toward the goal. A randomised controlled trial design is proposed for this study. Assert will be implemented in 5-10 Norwegian municipalities, and will include 250 participants between 12 and 23 years. The objective of the study is to examine the relationship between Assert and perceived user involvement. Are idiographic measures an adequate way to operationalise user involvement on an individual level? And if so, can user involvement (i.e. Assert) have an effect on quality of life and mental health in adolescents? And lastly qualitative analyses of the adolescents' themes and goals will be conducted to explore what matters to the adolescents that visit primary mental health services in Norwegian municipalities.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Behavioural, Emotional, and Psychosocial Problems||Other: Assert||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||What Matters to You? How to Strengthen Adolescent User Involvement in Primary Mental Health Services With Systematic Idiographic Assessment|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2018|
The Assert-method will be used in the counselling of adolescents with mental health problems
The Assert-method is a counselling method used to assess and systematically follow up the individual adolescents' perceived needs.
No Intervention: Control
Treatment as usual, i.e. tha Assert-method will not be used in the counselling
- Strengths and difficulties questionnaire (SDQ) [ Time Frame: One year ]
- Inventory of Life Quality in Children and Adolescents (ILC) [ Time Frame: One year ]
- Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) [ Time Frame: One year ]
- The Assert measurement tool [ Time Frame: One year ]An ideographic assessment and monitoring tool, used as a part of the Assert method
- User involvement questionnaire [ Time Frame: One year ]Perceived degree of user involvement
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03014596
|Bydel Søndre Nordstrand|
|Principal Investigator:||Turid Suzanne Berg-Nielsen, PhD||Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway (RBUP)|