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Secured Internet-Mediated Psychotherapy With Psychiatry Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Norwegian Directorate of Health
Information provided by:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00184340
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: January 5, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
  Purpose

This is the second phase (Phase B) of the main project "Bank for Thoughts", which has the following aims:

  1. Improvement of software for secured (encrypted and access-controlled) asynchronous text-based communication within health services. (Adjustments for use in psychiatry.)
  2. Open clinical trials with Internet-mediated psychotherapy or counselling in out-patient child and adolescent psychiatry.
  3. Development of indications and precautions for text-based Internet-mediated psychotherapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Psychiatric Disorders
Device: eTherapy
Phase 1

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Secured Internet-Mediated Psychotherapy With Psychiatry Patients. Software Improvement, Clinical Trials and Development of Clinical Precautions

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Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: January 2006
Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: eTherapy
    secured e-mail system between patient and therapist
    Other Name: Treatment as usual
Detailed Description:

This phase (Phase B) concentrates on qualitative evaluation of open clinical single case trials using asynchronous Internet-mediated text-dialogue for psychotherapeutic purposes.

Single patients in differing treatment phases, conditions, age and sex categories are interviewed after using Internet-contact as a supplementary tool in psychotherapy. Their therapists are interviewed as well.

The purpose is systematically gathering single-case experiences with the tool, to build a hypothesis for research and preliminary guidelines for experimental clinical use of Internet-mediated psychotherapy.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Clients in CAMH services

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Motivation for e-mail contact
  • Therapist evaluation for suitability

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Addictive problems
  • Denying or concealing symptoms
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00184340

Locations
Norway
Child Psychiatry Department, Levanger Hospital
Levanger, Norway, N-7600
Child Psychiatry Department, St. Olav Hospital, Orkdal Site
Orkanger, Norway, N-7230
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian Directorate of Health
Investigators
Study Director: Tormod Rimehaug, Asst. Prof. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Neuroscience, Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: associate professor Tormod Rimehaug, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00184340     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FORSKPRO-ID p03000217
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: January 5, 2009
Health Authority: Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
eTherapy supplementary

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 20, 2014