TAFF-Psychological Treatment of Separation Anxiety Disorder
|Separation Anxiety Disorder||Behavioral: family based cognitive behavior therapy|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Psychological Treatment of Separation Anxiety Disorder|
- DSM-IV criteria for Separation Anxiety Disorder [ Time Frame: December 2009 ]
- Global Success Rating (GSR) [ Time Frame: December 2009 ]
- Separation Anxiety Inventory for Children (SAI) [ Time Frame: December 2009 ]
- Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS) [ Time Frame: December 2009 ]
- Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS) [ Time Frame: December 2009 ]
- Inventory for the Assessment of Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents (IQL) [ Time Frame: December 2009 ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: 1
The present study evaluates the efficacy of a family-based CBT treatment specifically tailored to children with SAD, developed at the University of Basel. The study consists of 40 participants (5-7 years old) with SAD and their families. Participants were randomly assigned to 12 weeks of SAD-specific family-based CBT treatment or to waitlist condition.
Active Comparator: 2
The present study evaluates the efficacy of a family-based CBT treatment specifically tailored to children with SAD, developed at the University of Basel in comparison to a global CBT treatment. The study consists of 60 participants (between 8 and 13 years old), randomly assigned to one of the two treatments.
Behavioral: family based cognitive behavior therapy
newly developed family based cognitive behavior therapy for children with separation anxiety disorder over 5 years old
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders both in adulthood and childhood. Recent research indicates that anxiety disorders in childhood and in particular Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD) increase the risk of mental disorders in adulthood. Despite these results research on SAD is still limited compared to the vast research activity on adult anxiety disorders. The proposed research program will close a gap of current international research: It will test the efficacy of a family based cognitive behavioral treatment program specific for SAD.
The research program consists of two parts. One study is aimed at children with SAD aged 5 to 7. 40 children are randomly allocated immediately to SAD-specific family-based treatment or to a wait list. For the second study 60 children with SAD (8 to 13 years old) are randomly allocated to either SAD-specific family-based treatment ("SAD-CBT") or a well established global CBT program for childhood anxiety disorders ("global CBT").
In both studies treatment success is tested at the end of treatment as well as 4 weeks and 1, 2 and 3 years after treatment.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00255112
|Institute of Psychology|
|Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland, 4055|
|Study Chair:||Silvia Schneider, Prof. Dr.||Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany|