Treatment for Specific Phobias in Children
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00051220|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 8, 2003
Last Update Posted : June 7, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Phobic Disorders Anxiety Disorders||Behavioral: One-Session Treatment for Specific Phobias||Phase 1 Phase 2|
Children with specific phobias may experience academic, social, and personal distress, as well as interference in day-to-day activities. One-Session Treatment has been found a rapid and effective treatment for adults with phobic disorders. However, its utility in the treatment of childhood phobia has not been examined.
Participants are randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: a one-session treatment group, an education/support group, and a waitlist control group. The one-session treatment group is directly exposed to a phobia object or situation during a 3-hour treatment session. In the education/support group, children are given information about fear and phobias and are taught how to deal with them through workbook activities. Children who participate in the one-session treatment group or the education/support group are assessed 1 week post-treatment and again after 6 months. Participants with improved symptoms have a 1-year follow-up. Participants with phobias that persist at 6 months are encouraged to participate in alternative treatment. Waitlist control participants are assessed pre-treatment and 1 month post-treatment. Those who continue to have phobias at the 1-month assessment are randomly assigned to 1 of the 2 active treatments.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||One-Session Treatment for Specific Phobias in Children|
|Study Start Date :||October 2001|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2006|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2006|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00051220
|United States, Virginia|
|VA Polytech. Institute and State University|
|Blacksburg, Virginia, United States|
|University of Stockholm|