Psychosocial Training for Pediatric Health Care Providers

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lawrence Wissow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00070876
First received: October 8, 2003
Last updated: April 1, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
  Purpose

This study will provide psychosocial training to general health care providers to help them provide better care to children with mental health problems.


Condition Intervention
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Behavioral: Mental health communication skills training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Trial of Psychosocial Training for Pediatric Generalists

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Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:

Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: August 2002
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Up to 20% of school-age children have one or more mental health conditions that require treatment. These conditions are often treated by generalists. However, a significant proportion of children who seek treatment from generalists do not receive effective treatment. Studies indicate that generalists who treat adults can improve the administration of treatment after taking part in training programs, but these studies have yet to be translated into pediatric settings. This study will conduct a training program to help generalists provide effective treatments to children with mental health problems.

This study will evaluate a two-session, highly interactive training program in which general clinicians receive psychosocial training. The training program includes skills related to engaging parents and children, problem identification, solution-focused cognitive therapy, and making effective mental health referrals.

The child's mental health symptoms, functioning, changes in utilization of pediatric services, and utilization of community services will be measured along with the mother's emotional well-being and family functioning.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria for Health Care Providers:

  • Generalist clinician in primary care practice seeing children 6 to 16 years of age

Inclusion Criteria for Patients:

  • 6 to 16 years of age
  • Seeing a study-enrolled provider
  • English or Spanish speaking
  • Not in acute pain
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00070876

Locations
United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  More Information

No publications provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Lawrence Wissow, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00070876     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01 MH62469, R01MH062469, DSIR 82-SPEC
Study First Received: October 8, 2003
Last Updated: April 1, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
Child
Adolescent

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 23, 2014