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Evaluation of a Six-session Psycho-education Group Program

This study has been terminated.
(shortage of experienced health care personnel after reorganisation of units)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00400933
First Posted: November 17, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 13, 2012
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Collaborator:
The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Health
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  Purpose
The aim of this project is to analyze the impact of a psycho-educational group program on the family members and close friends of persons with eating disorders and co-morbid personality disorders.

Condition Intervention Phase
Eating Disorders Personality Disorders Behavioral: psycho-education Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Evaluation of a Six-session Psycho-education Group Program Delivered to Family Members and Close Friends of Patients Suffering From Eating Disorders and Co-morbid Personality Disorders

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Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Scores on perceived caregiver burden (Experience of Caregiving Inventory [ECI]) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Scores on general health and relational variables [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: psycho-education
six session psycho-educational group program for family members and close friends of persons with eating disorders and co-morbid personality disorders
Behavioral: psycho-education
six session psycho-educational group program for family members and close friends of persons with eating disorders and co-morbid personality disorders

Detailed Description:

The aim of this project is to analyze the impact of a six session psycho-educational group program on the family members and close friends of persons with eating disorders and co-morbid personality disorders.

Measurements: General health, perceived caregiver burden, and relation to the patient at the following point of time: pre -, post- and follow up, with waiting list control.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 67 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Relatives and close friends to persons receiving treatment for their eating disorder and comorbid personality disorder.
  • > 18 years,
  • Speak and understand norwegian language, and
  • Informed consent to participate for both relative and patient.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00400933


Locations
Norway
Østmarka Psychiatric Department, St Olavs Hospital, University Hospital of Trondheim
Trondheim, Norway, 7044
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Health
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Are Holen, PhD MD Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  More Information

Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00400933     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4,2006.2005
First Submitted: November 16, 2006
First Posted: November 17, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 13, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
Psycho-education
Eating disorders
Personality disorders
Relatives and close friends
Caregiver burden

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Personality Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders