Habit Reversal Training for Children and Adolescents With Trichotillomania
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01445444|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 3, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 10, 2016
The purpose of the current study is:
- To evaluate the effectiveness of a habit reversal training (HRT) approach for children ages 7 to 17 years of age inclusive with a diagnosis of trichotillomania.
- To explore factors that may relate to symptom severity, treatment outcome, and psychosocial impairment (e.g., specific symptom presence, co-morbidity, emotional regulation).
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Trichotillomania||Behavioral: Habit Reversal Training||Not Applicable|
The purpose of this research study is to further investigate how well Habit Reversal Training (HRT) works to reduce hair-pulling symptoms in children and adolescents with trichotillomania (TTM).
All children will have the option to receive 8 weekly HRT sessions. Half of all children will be chosen at random to receive these sessions immediately following the pre-assessment and the remaining half will receive them after eight weeks (TAU condition). These sessions will focus developing skills for managing TTM and to decrease hair pulling. Such skills may include teaching your child to replace hair-pulling with another behavior. In the TAU condition, participants will seek the treatment in the community, with the option of receiving HRT treatment sessions at the end of the study.
Participants in both groups will undergo four assessments in total (1) Pre-Assessment; (2) Post-treatment Assessment; (3) One-month Follow-up; (4)Three-month Follow-up. These assessments will involve several interviews that ask about different psychological symptoms that your child experiences such as sadness, anxiety, and TTM.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Habit Reversal Training for Children and Adolescents With Trichotillomania: A Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||September 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2016|
Experimental: HRT group
This group receives habit reversal training immediately.
Behavioral: Habit Reversal Training
Active Comparator: TAU group
This group receives treatment as usual for 8 weeks.
Behavioral: Habit Reversal Training
- Massachusetts General Hospital Hairpulling Scale (MGHHS) [ Time Frame: 5 months ]This measure assesses the number of hair-pulling urges, the intensity of the urges, the ability of the patients to distract themselves from the urge to pull their hair, the number of hair-pulling incidents, attempts to resist hair-pulling, the ability to resist hair-pulling, and feeling uncomfortable about hair-pulling. Individual items are rated for severity from 0 (no symptoms) to 4 (extreme symptoms).
- NIMH-TIS [ Time Frame: 5 months ]The NIMH-TIS is a clinician rated scale (0-10 rating) measuring overall impairment produced by the time spent pulling or concealing damage, ability to control pulling, severity of alopecia, interference, and incapacitation caused by the pulling.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01445444
|United States, Florida|
|Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry|
|St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, 33701|
|Principal Investigator:||Adam B Lewin, Ph.D.||University of South Florida|
|Principal Investigator:||Omar Rahman, Ph.D.||University of South Florida|