Therapeutic Processes and Treatment Outcome in Adolescents With Anxiety Disorders
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between different aspects of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and treatment outcome.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Process as a Predictor of Outcomes in CBT for Youth|
|Study Start Date:||September 2002|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2005|
Anxiety disorders are common among children; if untreated, they can negatively affect children's lives. Evidence suggests that CBT can benefit children with anxiety disorders, but the causal mechanisms between therapy and beneficial outcomes have not been thoroughly investigated.
Audio and videotaped sessions of children currently receiving CBT and those who received CBT in previous trials will be examined. Various rating scales will be used to rate therapeutic alliance, child involvement, and therapist flexibility for each session of CBT. To evaluate potential process variables that contribute to participant drop-out, this study will compare the early process variables for children who complete treatment and for those who discontinue treatment.
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19122|
|Australia, New South Wales|
|Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2109|