Follow up of Patients Treated With Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Hypochondria From 1997 to 2007

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2010 by University of Bergen.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Bergen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00959452
First received: August 13, 2009
Last updated: June 25, 2010
Last verified: June 2010
  Purpose

Research has shown that cognitive behavioural therapy is effective in treating hypochondria. However, no studies have examined the long term effect. The investigators have followed 56 patients treated for hypochondria between 1997 and 2001 and the investigators are now doing a 10 year follow-up (Part I). In another part of the study (Part II) the investigators compare the effect of 16 sessions vs. 5 sessions, with a follow-up period of at least 2 years. The investigators hypothesis is that the initial 1 year improvement will be sustained and that 5 sessions will yield the same results as 16 sessions.


Condition Intervention
Hypochondriasis
Behavioral: Cognitive behavioural therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Follow up of Patients Treated With Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Clinic for Hypochondriacs, Haraldsplass Deaconal Hospital, From 1997 to 2007

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Further study details as provided by University of Bergen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Level of health anxiety [ Time Frame: 10 years follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Health related quality of life [ Time Frame: 10 years follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: January 1997
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Psychotherapy Behavioral: Cognitive behavioural therapy
16 sessions vs 5 sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy
Other Name: Cognitive therapy

Detailed Description:

The follow-up includes a telephone interview by independent researcher and the patients fill in the following questionnaires:

Whiteley Index (measures health anxiety), VAS-scales for health anxiety, worrying about symptoms and body checking, SF-36 (health related quality of life), Giessen Subjective Complaints List, Spielberger Trait and State Anxiety Scale Beck Depression Inventory, Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, General Health Questionnaire (GHQ 28), Somatic Amplification Scale,

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Fulfilling ICD-10 criteria for hypochondriacal disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unwillingness to participate
  • Substance abuse
  • Serious psychological (f.inst. psychosis, major depression) or somatic (f.inst. cancer) disease
  Contacts and Locations
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Contacts
Contact: Ingvard Wilhelmsen, PhD +47 55979429 Ingvard.Wilhelmsen@med.uib.no
Contact: Kari E Veddegjaerde +47 92088585 karielise@hotmail.com

Locations
Norway
Haraldsplass Deaconal Hospital Recruiting
Bergen, Norway, 5009
Contact: Ingvard Wilhelmsen, PhD    +47 55979429    Ingvard.Wilhelmsen@med.uib.no   
Contact: Kari E Veddegjaerde    +47 92088585    karielise@hotmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Ingvard Wilhelmsen, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Bergen
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ingvard Wilhelmsen, PhD University of Bergen
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ingvard Wilhelmsen, Professor, Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00959452     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 17242
Study First Received: August 13, 2009
Last Updated: June 25, 2010
Health Authority: Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services

Keywords provided by University of Bergen:
Hypochondria
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Long term follow-up
Psychosomatics
Psychotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypochondriasis
Somatoform Disorders
Mental Disorders

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