A Parent-only Group Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Children With Anxiety Disorders: a Control Group Study
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01513915|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 26, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Anxiety Disorders||Other: Group cognitive behavioral intervention|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Parent-only Group Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Children With Anxiety Disorders: a Control Waiting List Group Study|
|Study Start Date :||July 2008|
|Primary Completion Date :||May 2009|
|Study Completion Date :||July 2009|
Active Comparator: A parent only group CBT
There was a Group cognitive behavioral intervention -based on parent training component of "FRIENDS" program- for parents of children with anxiety disorders who were allocated to intervention group.
Other: Group cognitive behavioral intervention
A Group cognitive behavioral intervention _based on parent training component of FRIENDS program_ was performed.The program protocol was translated to Persian, using the back translation method.The intervention was delivered in 6 two-hour weekly sessions. Two intervention groups ran, each group included 10 parents.The therapy was provided by an attending board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and co lead by a fellow of child and adolescent psychiatry who distributed psychometric procedures and completed treatment adherence ratings.
No Intervention: Waiting list group
Parents of children with anxiety disorders who met the inclusion criteria and gave written informed consent and were allocated to wait list group.
- Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety (RCMA) [ Time Frame: up to 30 minutes ]This self report questionnaire consists of 28 items assessing a child's chronic or trait anxiety and 9 items assessing social desirability or potential lying. The RCMA has achieved a high internal consistency and moderate test-retest reliability.
- Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) [ Time Frame: 20 minutes ]This self report inventory has 27 items related to the cognitive, affective and behavioral signs of depression. The scale has high internal consistency and moderate test-retest reliability
- Depression-Anxiety-Stress Scale (DASS) [ Time Frame: 20 minutes ]This is a 42 item self-report instrument designed to measure the negative emotional states of depression, anxiety and stress. The DASS was shown to possess satisfactory psychometric properties.45-47 Parents completed this scale about their own negative emotional states
- Children Global Assessment Scale (CGAS) [ Time Frame: 15 minutes ]This Scale was developed to be a more child-specific measure of functioning. This measure is currently used in diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of children's mental health problems to determine eligibility to receive mental health services and document treatment outcome status
- Assessment of Consumer Satisfaction [ Time Frame: 25 minutes ]Post treatment, parents in the intervention group completed a satisfaction questionnaire to rate how useful the program was in controlling their own anxiety, in managing their child anxious behavior, in improving family relations, the likelihood they would attend the treatment program again if needed, and if they would recommend the program to others on a 1 (not recommend) to 7 (highly recommend) likert scale
- Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) Home Version [ Time Frame: [Time Frame: 30 minutes] ]This questionnaire is a parent report of psychopathology in children and adolescents. The scale consists of 25 items which generates five subscale scores (Emotional Symptoms, Conduct Problems, Inattention/Hyperactivity, Peer Problems and Prosocial Behavior) and a Total Difficulties Score. We used the SDQ Emotional Symptoms Scale (SDQ-Em) as a parent measure of child anxiety. SDQ has adequate internal consistency (α=0.37) and good test-retest reliability (r=0.62).42-44 The validity and reliability of SDQ has been confirmed in community samples of Iranian children and adolescents
- Global Relational Assessment of Functioning (GRAF) [ Time Frame: [Time Frame: 15 minutes] ]It provides a measure of the quality of functioning based on a review of three major areas: problem-solving, organization, and the emotional atmosphere. Available psychometric evidence suggests that clinician and even non clinician raters can achieve good to excellent reliability with only minimal training. The validity of the GRAF is supported by expected correlations with other measures of family and couple distress and functioning
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01513915
|Iran, Islamic Republic of|
|Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 13333|
|Study Chair:||Zahra Shahrivar, MD||Tehran University of Medical Sciences|