An Effectiveness Study of the Cool Kids Programme
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03400397|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 17, 2018
Last Update Posted : January 17, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Anxiety Disorder||Other: Cool Kids programme|
The study was conducted at two outpatient psychiatric clinics for children in Southern Jutland, Denmark.
Data was gathered from 55 patients who completed the Cool Kids programme as a treatment for anxiety disorder(s) from autumn 2013 to spring 2016. During the course of treatment both children and parents completed the Child Anxiety Life Interference Scale (CALIS) at baseline, post-treatment and at a 3-months follow-up booster-session. This data was originally gathered for internal quality assessment at the clinics. As the data was utilized for the present study in 2017, it has not been possible to control for confounding factors or influence the data-collection process.
All questionnaires were anonymised previous to being manually scored and keyed for secured electronic storage. Participants were excluded from the data analysis if they had one or more incomplete or missing CALIS. All statistical analysis was carried out in IBM SPSS 24 Statistical Software and consists of linear mixed effect models and one-way repeated measures ANOVAs.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||55 participants|
|Official Title:||A Naturalistic Effectiveness Study of the Cool Kids Programme in Outpatient Psychiatric Clinics for Children in Southern Jutland, Denmark|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 1, 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 1, 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 1, 2016|
Treatment with the Cool Kids programme. The Cool Kids programme is a manualised cognitive behavioural treatment programme for children with anxiety disorders.
Other: Cool Kids programme
A manualised cognitive behavioural treatment programme that consists of 10 session within 12-16 weeks each lasting 2 hours.
- Change in quality of life and level of functioning measured by Child Anxiety Life Interference Scale (CALIS) [ Time Frame: baseline, ended treatment (approx. 16-weeks) and 3-months follow-up ]
Child Anxiety Life Interference Scale (CALIS) is a questionnaire that measures the degree of interference in level of functioning and quality of life caused by anxiety symptoms in 6- to 17-year-olds and their parents. CALIS is a scale for tracking treatment change.
There are two versions of CALIS: a self-report questionnaire, and a parent-report questionnaire.
All questions are answered on a 5-point Likert-scale with the choices: (0) Not at all, (1) Only a little, (2) Sometimes, (3) Quite a lot, and (4) A great deal. CALIS consists of 9 items in the self-report version and 16 items in the parent-report version split with respectively 9 and 7 items for interference in the child's and the parents' life. The self-report and parent-report scales for interference in the child's life is divided into two subscales: Outside Home (5 items) and At Home (4 items). The higher the score, the greater interference caused by anxiety symptoms.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03400397
|Principal Investigator:||Ida M Djurhuus, MSc|