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Follow-up of Children After Stuttering Treatment

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00709072
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2009 by University of Sydney.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : July 3, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 26, 2010
Information provided by:
University of Sydney

Brief Summary:
This study aims to determine the percentage and predictors of stuttering relapse following treatment with the Lidcombe Program. It will also investigate the effectiveness of sending reminder messages to parents to assist in reducing relapse.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stuttering Behavioral: SMS (Short Message Service) reminders Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Stuttering treatment becomes more time-consuming and less effective as children become older. Therefore it is crucial to prevent relapse following treatment in the early years. This study will investigate predictors of relapse and assess the effectiveness of a simple two-weekly user-friendly reminder to parents, about when and how to address any re-occurring stuttering after treatment. Results from the study may help to prevent stuttering relapse in this age group in the future.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 180 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Relapse Following the Lidcombe Program for Preschool Children Who Stutter
Study Start Date : February 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Stuttering

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
SMS reminders
Behavioral: SMS (Short Message Service) reminders
SMS reminders sent every 2 weeks

No Intervention: 2
control group

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. percentage of syllables stuttered [ Time Frame: six monthly for three years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. parent reported stuttering severity [ Time Frame: six monthly for three years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 7 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Completion of stage I of Lidcombe Program
  • Less than 1 percent syllables stuttered at recruitment
  • Means of receiving SMS email or phone reminder

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00709072

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Australia, New South Wales
Australian Stuttering Research Centre Recruiting
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1825
Contact: Mark Onslow, PhD    61 2 9351 9061   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sydney
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Principal Investigator: Mark Onslow, PhD University of Sydney

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Responsible Party: Professor Mark Onslow, The University of Sydney Identifier: NCT00709072     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10483
First Posted: July 3, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2010
Last Verified: June 2009

Keywords provided by University of Sydney:
Lidcombe Program
Preschool children

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Speech Disorders
Language Disorders
Communication Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms