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Bereaving, But Not Alone : the Development and Actualization of a Mutual Aid Group for Children Who Have Lost a Parent.

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01573689
First Posted: April 9, 2012
Last Update Posted: May 9, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Valerie Pepin LeBlanc, Université de Montréal
  Purpose
The methodology of this clinical trial is based on the realisation of a group intervention with children who lost a parent. Interviews preintervention and postintervention with participants will be done as well. The purpose of this study is to answer the following question: "What are the benefits for children who are in the process of bereaving a parent to participate in a group work intervention based on the mutual aid model ?". The aim of the research is to explore the benefits for grieving children to participate in an group work intervention based on the mutual aid model. To do so, the research has three distinct objectives : 1) to develop and apply a program of group work interventions for grieving children based on the mutual aid model ; 2) to explore the extent to which participation in the group facilitates changes in the children's discourse about death and the loss of their parents, and 3) to examine, from the children's own perceptive, the possible impact that their participation in the group have on their experience of bereavement.

Condition Intervention
Mourning, Grief, Bereavement. Behavioral: Group intervention based on mutual aid.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Bereaving, But Not Alone : the Development and Actualization of a Mutual Aid Group for Children Who Have Lost a Parent.

Further study details as provided by Valerie Pepin LeBlanc, Université de Montréal:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mutual aid group intervention [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    A mutual aid group intervention has been develop to help children who had lost a parent. The activities are based on the theoretical knowledge and needs of grieving children.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Interview before the group intervention [ Time Frame: one of 60 minutes ]
    The interview aim is to know and to understand the experience of each participant about the death of their parent.

  • Interview after the group intervention [ Time Frame: One of 60 minutes ]
    The aim of this interview is to ask questions about the death and the experience of the children after the end of the group intervention. Through the answers, we will find out about to understanding and the perceptions of the children about the group intervention.


Enrollment: 4
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Group intervention based on mutual aid.
    Development of a mutual aid group and his actualization on children between nine and twelve years old who had lost one of their parents.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children between 8 and 12 years old.
  • Children who had lost a parent within 3 months and two years before the beginning of the group intervention.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children who experimented death of his parent by suicide.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01573689


Locations
Canada, Quebec
Lumi-Vie
Laval, Quebec, Canada, H7P 1C9
Sponsors and Collaborators
Université de Montréal
  More Information

Responsible Party: Valerie Pepin LeBlanc, Social Work Master degree canditate, Université de Montréal
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01573689     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VLeblanc - bereaved children
First Submitted: April 5, 2012
First Posted: April 9, 2012
Last Update Posted: May 9, 2013
Last Verified: May 2013

Keywords provided by Valerie Pepin LeBlanc, Université de Montréal:
bereaved children, mutual aid group, death, group intervention.


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