Treatment for Children With Autism and Anxiety
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01727466|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 16, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 16, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Autism||Behavioral: Facing Your Fears||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||A Randomized Trial: Group Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Children With High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and Anxiety|
|Study Start Date :||August 2006|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2009|
Experimental: Facing Your Fears
FYF is a group CBT approach to managing anxiety symptoms in children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders and anxiety.
Behavioral: Facing Your Fears
FYF is a group cognitive behavior therapy that includes parent and child participation. Groups meet weekly for 1 1/2 hours duration, for 14 consecutive weeks.
- Change in Clinical Global Impression Scale - Improvement and Severity (CGIS-S; CGIS-I) [ Time Frame: Administered pre and post intervention up to 12 months after final session ]CGIS-S and CGIS-I ratings were completed by an independent clinical evaluator based on scores derived from the ADIS-P and the SCARED. They were compared pre and post treatment to monitor change in anxiety symptoms.
- Anxiety Disorders Interview Survey for Children-Parent Version (ADIS-P) [ Time Frame: Administered pre and post intervention up to 12 months after the final session ]The ADIS-P is a semi-structured psychiatric interview designed to assess the presence of psychiatric diagnoses, specifically anxiety disorders. Ratings were compared pre and post intervention to monitor change in anxiety symptoms.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01727466
|Principal Investigator:||Judy Reaven, PhD||UC Denver|