A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of OurRelationship.dk, a Web-based Self-help-Program for Couples With High Levels of Conflict or Distress
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04588012|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 19, 2020
Last Update Posted : October 19, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Relationship Distress Marital Conflict||Behavioral: The online self-help Program OurRelationship developed by prof. Brian Doss and prof. Andrew Christensen. Behavioral: The off line self-help course "Pas på Parforholdet".||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||160 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Et Randomiseret Kontrolleret Pilotstudie af OurRelationship.dk, et Online selvhjælpsforløb Til Par Med Mange Konflikter Eller Lav Trivsel i Parforholdet.|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 15, 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 15, 2022|
Experimental: Online self-help the OurRelationship.dk program
Couples in the intervention condition will receive the full OurRelationship program including the three modules, the Observe, the Understand, and the Respond module. The program takes 6-8 hours to complete the program after the randomization. The second coach call will take place after the Observe phase. The third coach call will take place after the Understand phase. The fourth coach call will take place after the Respond phase.
Behavioral: The online self-help Program OurRelationship developed by prof. Brian Doss and prof. Andrew Christensen.
The OurRelationship program is developed by prof. Brian Doss and prof. Andrew Christensen.
Active Comparator: Off line self-help the book "Pas på Parforholdet"
Couples in the active control group receive two copies of the book "Pas på parforholdet, når kærligheden er kommet for at blive" [Take care of your relationship when love is here to stay] by Mattias Stølen Due (2016). This book includes general research based knowledge on maintaining a healthy relationship as well as questions and exercises for couples to do on their own. To support couples in an activate self-help approach, a sheet with guidelines on using the book will help couples plan their reading and couple conversations. Regular questionnaires will be sent to couples in the control group (matched timely to the questionnaires received by the intervention group). As such, the active control condition will mirror the benefit that couples are likely to get from using well-chosen, solid literature with the addition of any benefit that the research participation (filling in questionnaire) will generate.
Behavioral: The off line self-help course "Pas på Parforholdet".
The book "Pas på parforholdet" is written by Mattias Stølen Due.
- Relationship Satisfaction: Danish 4 item version of the Couple Satisfaction Index [ Time Frame: Pre-to-post (time frame spanning across 8 weeks) ]As measured by the Danish 4 item version of the Couple Satisfaction Index (CSI; Funk & Rogge, 2007)
- Intimacy [ Time Frame: Pre-to-post (time frame spanning across 8 weeks) ]Feeling cared for, understood, validated, as measured by the four-Item scale "psychological intimacy" (Debrot et al, 2013)
- Depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: Pre-to-post (time frame spanning across 8 weeks) ]As measured by the Major Depression Inventory (Olsen, Jensen, Noerholm, Martiny, & Bech, 2003)
- Relationship positives and negatives [ Time Frame: Pre-to-post (time frame spanning across 8 weeks) ]Two items from the Confidence Scale (Rhoades, Stanley, & Markman, 2009)
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): NCT04588012
|Contact: Hanne Nørr Fentz, Ph.Dfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Tea L Trillingsgaard, Ph.Demail@example.com|
|Aarhus, Denmark, 8000|
|Contact: Hanne Fentz, Ph.D +4587165817 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Tea L Trillingsgaard, Ph.D|
|Principal Investigator:||Tea L Trillingsgaard, Ph.D||University of Aarhus|