Coping Skills Training (CST) for Children With Chronic Health Conditions
Purpose of the study The purpose of this study is to pilot an adapted Coping Skills Training (CST) intervention for feasibility and preliminary efficacy with a sample of children 8 to 12 years of age and their parents. The participants in this study at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin are dealing with one of three chronic health conditions (Rheumatologic Conditions, Epilepsy,Spina Bifida, and Asthma).
Research Questions/Study Aims
The research questions addressed in the full study are:
- What is the impact of CST on child depression, QOL, health motivation, attitude toward illness, and self-management efficacy?
- What is the impact of CST on parent depression, perception of child's quality of life, perception of impact of CHC on family, and family conflict?
Rheumatologic Conditions (JRA,Lupus)
Behavioral: Coping Skills Training
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Coping Skills Training (CST) for Children With Chronic Health Conditions: An Extension From Children With Diabetes to Children With Rheumatologic Conditions, Epilepsy, Spina Bifida, and Asthma|
- Child Depression measured by Child Depression Inventory (CDI) [ Time Frame: ongoing ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Parent Depression measured by Beck Depression inventory (BDI) [ Time Frame: ongoing ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Quality of life measured by Child Health Questionnaire [ Time Frame: ongoing ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Impact on Family measured by the Impact of Family Scale. [ Time Frame: ongoing ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Behavioral: Coping Skills Training
Many children with chronic health conditions (CHC) are at increased risk for poor adaptation such as psychosocial problems, behavioral disturbances, and decreased quality of life (QOL). Their parents face economic, social and emotional challenges. In addition, management of the CHC and the involvement of the child in that management can severely challenge both child and parent. Effective coping has been shown to moderate the negative impact of CHC. This study is a pilot study to evaluate the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of adapting a Coping Skills Training (CST) intervention developed for children with diabetes. The CST intervention will be adapted for an integrated sample of school-aged children 8 to 12 years of age with four health conditions (Rheumatologic Conditions, Epilepsy,Spina Bifida, and Asthma). The study will be a randomized clinical trial with a wait-list control group. Each arm will consist of 25 families. CST is a 6-session group intervention based on cognitive behavioral and learning theory. The impact of CST on both outcomes (child: depression, QOL; parent: depression, Child QOL, CHC impact on family) and protective factors (child: health motivation, attitude, self-management efficacy; parent: family conflict) will be measured.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00359775
|United States, Wisconsin|
|Children's Hospital of Wisconsin|
|Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53201|
|Principal Investigator:||Betsy Roth-Wojcicki, MS, CPNP||Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin|
|Principal Investigator:||Kathleen Sawin, DNS, CPNP,||University of Wisconsin Milwaukee/Children's Hopsital of Wisconsin|