Psychological and Psychosocial Intervention With War-Affected Children
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01509872|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2012 by Paul O'Callaghan, Queen's University, Belfast.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 13, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 13, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic Depression Anxiety Conduct Pro-social Behavior||Behavioral: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Behavioral: Child Friendly Space||Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||An RCT Comparing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (a Specific Psychological Intervention) and A Child Friendly Space (a Non-trauma Focused Psychosocial Intervention) in Reducing Psychological Distress Among War-affected Children|
|Study Start Date :||October 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 2012|
Experimental: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Cohen, Mannarino, Deblinger, 2006; Smith and Saunders, 2005) is a child-friendly, manualised psychological intervention for children who experience nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, anger, social isolation, poor concentration or self-blame after experiencing or witnessing a violent and terrifying life event (e.g. rape, murder, abduction etc). This intervention was culturally modified for use with war-affected children.
Behavioral: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
9 sessions of manualised, culturally modified, group-based trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy
Active Comparator: A Child Friendly Space
A Child Friendly Space is a psychosocial intervention combining creative (e.g. art), imaginative (e.g. drama), physical (e.g. football), communicative (e.g. group discussions) and manipulative activities (e.g. story telling). It aids children's natural development by providing a safe place for children to learn, express themselves, grow and develop, supported by trained animators and peer educators.
Behavioral: Child Friendly Space
9 sessions of a manualised, culturally appropriate, non trauma-focused psychosocial intervention
- Change in Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms as measured by the University of California Los Angelus Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -Reaction Index [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 week post-intervention and 3-months ]
- Change in Psychosocial Distress as measured by the African Youth Psychosocial Assessment Instrument [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 week post-intervention and 3-months ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01509872
|Child Friendly Space|
|Tuseswa, Mwenga, South Kivu, Congo|
|Study Director:||Dr Ciarán Shannon, BA, MA, DClin||British Psychological Society (Chartered Clinical Psychologist)|