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Examining the Effectiveness of a Wait List Intervention for the Management of Adolescent Eating Disorders

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mark Norris, University of Ottawa
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01051375
First received: January 15, 2010
Last updated: May 10, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
  Purpose
The current application targets patient education and enablement, implementation of best practices, continuity of care, and an improvement model to improve efficiencies by investigating whether a brief targeted intervention prior to the first formal ED assessment is efficacious in altering outcome and treatment course.

Condition Intervention
Eating Disorders
Behavioral: Psychoeducational Workshop and telephone support

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Examining the Effectiveness of a Wait List Intervention for the Management of Adolescent Eating Disorders

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Further study details as provided by University of Ottawa:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Investigate whether a wait list intervention for patients and families who are on a wait list, improves patient presentation at the time of formal assessment, as well as 6-months post-assessment [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate the impact that a wait list intervention group workshop has on caregiver knowledge, stress, and self-efficacy pertaining to eating disorders and their treatment [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: December 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Waitlist Group
The intervention involves completion of a single workshop, provision of psychoeducational materials, and regular telephone support with a specially trained nurse-coordinator to parents of youth on our waiting list, within a month of our receiving the referral.
Behavioral: Psychoeducational Workshop and telephone support
The intervention involves completion of a single workshop (delivered by a psychiatrist and adolescent health physician), provision of psycho educational materials, and regular telephone support with a specially trained nurse-coordinator to parents of youth on our waiting list.
No Intervention: Standard of Care
These patients continue to receive the standard of care while awaiting formal assessment.

Detailed Description:
The Eating Disorder Program at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) offers a continuum of treatment options to child and adolescent patients with eating disorders (EDs). Although our own funding has increased in recent years, so too have the number of referrals, which has resulted in lengthy wait times for therapeutic assessments by our team. The current application targets patient education and enablement, implementation of best practices, continuity of care, and an improvement model to improve efficiencies by investigating whether a brief targeted intervention prior to the first formal ED assessment is efficacious in altering outcome and treatment course. It is well known that early recognition and implementation of treatment as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms is protective in eating disorders and leads to better success rates and recovery (APA Treatment Guidelines for EDs). It is hoped that the outcome of this study will influence the way in which centers look to address the ongoing issue of lengthy wait times in hopes of offering cost-effective interventions that ultimately improve patient outcomes. By offering an added level of support to families whose referral has been initiated, we hope to ease the burden of primary care providers and increase their satisfaction as it relates to patient safety concerns and complex case management.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • medical stability at time of referral
  • completed referral to the Eating Disorders Program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients deemed medically unstable are triaged urgently and not eligible for study inclusion
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01051375

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L1
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Ottawa
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mark Norris, MD CHEO
Principal Investigator: Wendy Spettigue, MD CHEO
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mark Norris, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01051375     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09/27E 
Study First Received: January 15, 2010
Last Updated: May 10, 2016
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by University of Ottawa:
anorexia nervosa
bulimia nervosa
EDNOS

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on December 09, 2016