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Therapeutic Processes and Treatment Outcome in Adolescents With Anxiety Disorders

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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Temple University Identifier:
First received: October 29, 2003
Last updated: November 6, 2013
Last verified: September 2008
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between different aspects of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and treatment outcome.

Condition Intervention Phase
Anxiety Disorders Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Process as a Predictor of Outcomes in CBT for Youth

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Further study details as provided by Temple University:

Estimated Enrollment: 130
Study Start Date: September 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2005
Detailed Description:

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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • Diagnosis of separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, or social phobia
  • At least one English-speaking parent

Exclusion criteria:

  • IQ < 80
  • Psychotic symptoms
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00071630

United States, Pennsylvania
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19122
Australia, New South Wales
Macquarie University
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2109
Sponsors and Collaborators
Temple University
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  More Information

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00071630     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01MH064484 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: October 29, 2003
Last Updated: November 6, 2013

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on July 19, 2017