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Screening of Adolescent Mental Suffering (DESPERADOS)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: October 16, 2012
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2016
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Fondation de France
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

The primary purpose is to estimate the prevalence of depression and subsyndromal states among adolescents 13 to 17 years consulting to hospital emergency rooms for any reason, for they are another way of tracking this suffering, as they host many troubled teens at once for health problems and accidents sometimes iterative, reflecting their risk behaviour.

Secondary purposes are to assess the feasibility and desirability of a post-emergency medical consultation for adolescents who scored high on a self-administered questionnaire, and to assess the impact of this approach by later monitoring.

Condition Intervention
Depression Adolescent Self-report Questionnaire Behavioral: consultation 10 days later

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Further study details as provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Responses to Self-reported questionnaire on risk behaviors, somatic complaints by adolescents and parents [ Time Frame: 10 months ]
    A self-questionnaire ADRS (Adolescent Depression Rating Scale) will be asked to all adolescents to complete. Also the other questions will be answered by them concenrning somatisations and risk behaviors. Parents respond in the same time a self questionnaire.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Post-emergency consultation and reassessment of hetero-ADRS clinician questionnaire [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Actual presence of adolescents suspected of depression at the post-emergency consultation and reassessment of their state using the hetero-ADRS-clinician questionnaire.

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Revaluation after one year [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Revaluation after 1 year of the teenagers who come back to visit.

Enrollment: 346
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
screening of adolescent mental suffering. Management
screening of adolescent mental suffering consultant to emergencies. Management and later monitoring
Behavioral: consultation 10 days later
new depression screening

Detailed Description:

This is a multicenter longitudinal survey in three emergency centers in Ile-de-France, with 2 periods of daily collection and comprehensive three weeks spread over one year, followed by a remote evaluation.

The project is as follows:

Phase A :

- Evaluation of the prevalence: systematic execution of self-administered questionnaire by all adolescents consulting, night and day in each center.

Phase B :

  • For adolescents whose outcome questionnaire exceed 4, a post-emergency consultation will be proposed within 15 days.
  • Telephone survey, 12 months after the passage of emergency every teenager who completed self-administered questionnaire and presenting himself to the post-emergency consultation. This survey will aim to assess the psychological status of adolescents and the impact of any specific treatment.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adolescents over the age of 13 to 17 years when passing emergency whatever the reason for consultation (surgical or medical, including attempted suicide or psychological problem)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Young people not reading French.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01707576

Department of paediatric emergencies, Ambroise Paré universitary hospital
Boulogne Billancourt, Ile de France, France, 92100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Fondation de France
Principal Investigator: Chantal Stheneur, MD Ambroise Paré University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01707576     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P090103
First Submitted: October 12, 2012
First Posted: October 16, 2012
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2016
Last Verified: January 2010

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
Follow-Up Studies
Depressive Disorder, Major/diagnosis
Attempted/prevention & control
Self-report questionnaire
emmergency department
parental perception

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms