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

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Brigham Young University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Steinar Lorentzen, University of Oslo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00521417
First received: August 24, 2007
Last updated: April 29, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
  Purpose
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 Intervention Phase
Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Personality Disorders
Behavioral: short-term dynamic therapy
Behavioral: long-term dynamic therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Study of the Efficacy of Analytic Oriented Group Psychotherapy for Psychiatric Outpatients

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Further study details as provided by University of Oslo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • scl-90-R, IIP-C, GAF [ Time Frame: before and after therapy,follow-up and every 3 months during therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 140
Study Start Date: August 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

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.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00521417

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

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Steinar Lorentzen, professor emeritus, University of Oslo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00521417     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: aker2004-77 
Study First Received: August 24, 2007
Last Updated: April 29, 2016
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by University of Oslo:
RCT

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 28, 2016