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A Trial of Two On-Line Interventions for Child Brain Injury

This study has been completed.
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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University of Pittsburgh Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: May 27, 2008
Last verified: May 2008
The primary aims of this project are to examine the feasibility and relative efficacy of two models of on-line intervention for families of children with traumatic brain injury: one, a model emphasizing cognitive appraisals and problem solving skills; the other, emphasizing linking families to resources and providing professionally-moderated peer support.

Condition Intervention
Traumatic Brain Injury
Anxiety Disorders
Behavioral: Case management and problem solving therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Official Title: A Trial of Two On-Line Interventions for Child Brain Injury

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Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Previous investigations using problem solving therapy have documented large effect sizes on measures of problem solving and depression.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Similarly, the single previous controlled intervention following pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) demonstrated a large effect on self-report measures of depression and anxiety.

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: February 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2006
Detailed Description:
The feasibility of the two interventions will be evaluated by examining family utilization of on-line materials and satisfaction with receiving services this way. Previous studies suggest the longer-term effects of TBI often create significant stress for both child and family and the need for psychological services.

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Child between 5 and 17 years old who experienced a TBI in the past 12 months
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00178022

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: Armando J Rotondi, PhD University of Pittsburgh
  More Information Identifier: NCT00178022     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0410002
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: May 27, 2008

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Brain Injuries
Anxiety Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System
Mental Disorders processed this record on April 27, 2017