Short- and Long-term Group Psychotherapy (KOLG-P)

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Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 27, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 2, 2016
Brigham Young University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Steinar Lorentzen, University of Oslo

Brief Summary:
A primary goal of this study is to investigate the significance of treatment duration, by comparing change after group psychotherapy of varying lengths. A secondary goal is to investigate the predictive value of selected patient variables on outcome: personality pathology, quality of object relations, presence of personality disorder, degree of initial disturbance, and education. One hundred and twenty patients from 5-6 different study sites (consisting of one coordinator and 3 therapists) will be included. Exclusion criteria are psychosis, substance abuse, and organically based symptoms. Patients are interviewed before treatment and one year after termination, and self-rated outcome measures are filled in at 3-month intervals during treatment and at termination. After an initial evaluation, patients are randomized to one of two manualized psychodynamic group psychotherapies with different treatment lengths (20 and 80 sessions). Each therapist will conduct both a short- and a long-term group, and sessions are taped in order to check treatment integrity.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mood Disorders Anxiety Disorders Personality Disorders Behavioral: short-term dynamic therapy Behavioral: long-term dynamic therapy Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 140 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Study of the Efficacy of Analytic Oriented Group Psychotherapy for Psychiatric Outpatients
Study Start Date : August 2005
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: short-term dynamic therapy
Group therapy 20 sessions, give insight
Behavioral: short-term dynamic therapy
Active Comparator: long-term dynamic therapy
Group therapy 80 sessions, give insight
Behavioral: long-term dynamic therapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. scl-90-R, IIP-C, GAF [ Time Frame: before and after therapy,follow-up and every 3 months during therapy ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who consult or are referred to oupatient psychiatric centers or private pratice, and who are considered suitable for ambulant psychodynamic group psychotherapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active psychotic disorder, drug or alcohol dependence as main diagnosis, organically based symptoms, e.g. brain damage, autism and adult ADHD.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00521417

Distriktpsykiatrisk senter Helse sunnmøre
Ålesund, Norway, 6014
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oslo
Brigham Young University
Study Director: Steinar Lorentzen, Dr. med. Associate Professor University of Oslo

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Steinar Lorentzen, professor emeritus, University of Oslo Identifier: NCT00521417     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: aker2004-77
First Posted: August 27, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 2, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016

Keywords provided by Steinar Lorentzen, University of Oslo:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders