Quality of Life and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
The Norwegian Council for Mental Health
SINTEF Health Research
Information provided by:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00159601
First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: February 3, 2009
Last verified: February 2009

September 9, 2005
February 3, 2009
June 2003
December 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Quality of Life and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents
Quality of Life and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents in a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic and in the Normal Population

The purpose of this study is to investigate different aspects of Quality of Life and mental health in patients under treatment in a child and adolescent psychiatric outpatient clinic and in the normal population.

Measuring and monitoring Quality of Life in children and youths continues to increase in importance to both researchers and decision makers. Only a limited number of well validated instruments that measure Quality of Life in children exists, and in Norway only few has been translated into Norwegian. Up to date there are no studies investigating the quality of Life in Norwegian child and adolescent psychiatric patients in a longitudinal perspective, compared to the normal population.

Two generic Quality of Life instruments (KINDL, Bullinger & Ravens-Sieberer 2000 and the ILC, Matejatt & Remschmidt 1998) are introduced in Norway by this study in addition to the use of other well established measures like the "Child behaviour Check List" (Achenbach et al. 2001), etc.

Comparisons: 400 patients and their parents in a child psychiatric outpatient clinic 2000 pupils from the normal population in the middle of Norway Repeated measures after 6 months in both groups. In addition a follow up study for the clinical group 3 years after referral started in june 2006.

Observational
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
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All patients 8-10 years of age consecutively referred to to the childpsychiatric outpatient clinic in the period from 1th of June 2003 until 31th of December 2005, having a minimum of two direct contacts with the clinical staff. Follow up study finished in 2008.

  • Psychiatric Diagnosis
  • Mental Disorders
Behavioral: General child psychiatric interventions
Usual daily child psychiatric treatment
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Completed
2342
December 2008
December 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All children 9-16 years of age, attending the 4th, 6th, 8th or 10th grades at public or private schools with at least 50 pupils, in the period from the 1st of September 2004 until 15th of July 2005 in the county of Sør-Trøndelag. Subjects and parents have to give their informed consent.
  • All patients 8-10 years of age consecutively referred to to the child psychiatric outpatient clinic in the period from the 1st of June 2003 until 31st of December 2005, having a minimum of two direct contacts with the clinical staff. Patients and parents have to give their informed consent.
  • Follow up: Three years after the patients met at the outpatient clinic for the first time.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pupils lacking sufficient competence in the Norwegian language, due to foreign background or having a mental developmental level of more than two grades under the respective grade.
  • Patients with psychosis or serious mental retardation.
Both
8 Years to 16 Years
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Norway
 
NCT00159601
NTNU-47019800, RHP-2004/2/0319
No
MD Thomas Jozefiak, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • The Norwegian Council for Mental Health
  • SINTEF Health Research
Principal Investigator: Thomas Jozefiak, M.D. NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
February 2009

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