Cognitive Checking Intervention for Maladaptive Beliefs About Memory
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03241056|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 7, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 29, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder||Behavioral: CBT for Maladaptive Beliefs about Memory Other: Treatment as Usual||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Increasing Memory Confidence: A Novel Intervention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 4, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 30, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 30, 2020|
Experimental: CBT for Maladaptive Beliefs about Memory
Using cognitive-behavioural therapy principles, this therapy is intended to examine and change maladaptive beliefs about memory as they pertain to compulsive checking.
Behavioral: CBT for Maladaptive Beliefs about Memory
The novel intervention is a manualized 2-session cognitive behavioural therapy. Agenda elements, including psycho-education, discussion prompts, and homework exercises are standardized across participants. In session 1, participants are taught about the cognitive theory of checking, the research support behind this theory, and how it may apply to their own checking behavior. A homework exercise is introduced and practiced to test out this theory. In session 2, the homework results are reviewed. Further education is shared on the nature of memory and the relationship to checking, and a discussion regarding how this applies to the participant's checking then takes place. A second homework exercise is introduced to test this theory.
Active Comparator: Treatment as Usual
This is a control treatment, Treatment as Usual (TAU), which is what patients or community members would otherwise normally receive.
Other: Treatment as Usual
Treatment as Usual (TAU) during patients' time on our waitlist in our clinic will depend on at what point they have been recruited. It may consist of a 2-session group psychoeducational intervention on anxiety, any medications prescribed by their referring physicians, and/or independent therapy/counseling they may be seeking on the side. TAU for community participants will include any treatments they are currently seeking. Information about participation in such interventions will be collected during the course of the study (at each assessment visit) in order to accurately characterize participants' TAU in the current study.
- Vancouver Obsessional Compulsive Inventory - checking subscale (change) [ Time Frame: Change in checking symptoms from pre-treatment to post-treatment at 3 weeks later ]This six-item subscale of a self-report questionnaire measure assesses severity of checking-related OCD symptoms.
- Average time spent checking per week (change) [ Time Frame: Change in average time spent checking from pre-treatment to post-treatment at 3 weeks later ]Participants record their daily time spent checking in daily diary records while in the active phase of the study.
- Vancouver Obsessional Compulsive Inventory - checking subscale [ Time Frame: Avarege time spent checking at 6-month follow-up ]This six-item subscale of a self-report questionnaire measure assesses severity of checking-related OCD symptoms.
- Beliefs about Memory Inventory (change) [ Time Frame: Change in beliefs about memory from pre-treatment to post-treatment at 3 weeks later ]Self-report questionnaire that assesses extent participant believes they have a bad memory.
- Beliefs about Memory Inventory [ Time Frame: Beliefs about memory at 6 month follow-up ]Self-report questionnaire that assesses extent participant believes they have a bad memory.
- Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire (change) [ Time Frame: Change in obsessive beliefs from pre-treatment to post-treatment at 3 weeks later ]Self-report questionnaire that assesses maladaptive belief domains known to be related to checking. The responsibility/threat subscale is of particular interest as it is known to be related to checking behaviour.
- Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Obsessive beliefs at 6-month follow-up ]Self-report questionnaire that assesses maladaptive belief domains known to be related to checking. The responsibility/threat subscale is of particular interest as it is known to be related to checking behaviour.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03241056
|St. Boniface Hospital||Recruiting|
|Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2H2A6|
|Contact: Gillian M Alcolado, PhD 204-237-2694 firstname.lastname@example.org|