Social Skills Group Training ("KONTAKT") for Children and Adolescent With High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (KONTAKT-RCT)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01854346|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 15, 2013
Last Update Posted : August 22, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Anxiety Depression||Behavioral: Social skills group training, KONTAKT|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||296 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Genotype and Behavioral Effects of Social Skills Training in Children and Adolescents With High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) and Multicenter Study.|
|Study Start Date :||August 2012|
|Primary Completion Date :||March 2016|
|Study Completion Date :||March 2016|
Experimental: Social skills group training KONTAKT
N= 144 participants are offered group training KONTAKT. The intervention includes 12 (brief intervention) and 24 (long intervention) sessions.
Behavioral: Social skills group training, KONTAKT
KONTAKT is a manual-based social skills group training for children with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The program is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and knowledge of social cognition. The group treatment includes exercises in social skills as well as discussions of social cognition, social interaction, self-reflection and description of themselves and others. The children are training to make contact, to understand and follow social rules, to become aware of themselves and others, to perceive verbal and nonverbal signals in a communication, to develop problem solving skills and coping strategies to manage conflict and to enhance their self-confidence. Intervention includes 12 (brief intervention) and 24 (long intervention) sessions. Each group consists of 4-8 children/adolescents ant two group leaders. The treatment are conducted in cooperation with both parents and teachers.
No Intervention: Control group (TAU), the usual intervention / treatment
N = 144 participants are received treatment as usual (pharmacological therapy, family therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy etc).
- Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months after training and 3 months follow-up ]Parent and teachers report.
- Adaptive Behavior Assessment System II (ABAS II) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months after training and 3 months follow-up ]Parent and teachers report.
- Developmental Disabilities Modification of the Children's Global Assessment Scale (DD-CGAS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months after training and 3 months follow-up ]Experts report.
- Clinical Global Impression-Improvement/Severity (CGI) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months after training and 3 months follow-up ]Experts report.
- Samples With DNA [ Time Frame: 2 weeks after the beginning of the treatment ]Genetic material via saliva-kit will be collected.
- Perceived stress Scale (PSS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months after training and 3 months follow-up ]Parent report.
- Barn Under Stress (BUS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months after training and 3 months follow-up ]Self report.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01854346
|Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Research Center, KIND|
|Stockholm, Sweden, 11330|
|Principal Investigator:||Sven Bölte, PhD, Professor||Karolinska Institutet, Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (KIND)|