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Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effectiveness of Group Treatment With War-Exposed Bosnian Adolescents

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00480480
First Posted: May 31, 2007
Last Update Posted: May 31, 2007
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Collaborator:
UNICEF
Information provided by:
Brigham Young University
May 30, 2007
May 31, 2007
May 31, 2007
September 2000
Not Provided
  • UCLA PTSD Reaction Index [ Time Frame: Pre-treatment, post-treatment, and at 4-month follow-up ]
  • Depression Self-Rating Scale [ Time Frame: Pre-treatment, post-treatment, and 4-month follow-up ]
  • UCLA Grief Scale [ Time Frame: Pre-treatment, post-treatment ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • Cognitive Distortions Scale [ Time Frame: Pre-treatment and post-treatment ]
  • War Exposure Index [ Time Frame: Pre-treatment (screening survey) ]
  • Post-War Adversities Scale [ Time Frame: Pre-treatment (screening survey) ]
  • Trauma Reminder Screening Scale [ Time Frame: Pre-treatment (screening survey) ]
  • Loss Reminder Screening Scale [ Time Frame: Pre-treatment (screening survey) ]
  • Youth Outcome Questionnaire (Somatic and Interpersonal Problems Subscales) [ Time Frame: Pre- and post-treatment ]
Same as current
Not Provided
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Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effectiveness of Group Treatment With War-Exposed Bosnian Adolescents
Long-Term Post- War Adjustment in Bosnian Adolescents, Their Parents and Teachers

Context: This is the first multi-site randomized controlled study of the effectiveness of a group treatment for war-exposed adolescents delivered in-country within a public school system.

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a trauma/grief-focused group treatment program in reducing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and traumatic grief in war-exposed Bosnian youths attending 10 secondary schools located in Central Bosnia.

Design: A randomized controlled trial conducted during the 2000-2001 school year, with 4-month follow-up, compared group treatment to a psychoeducation/skill-based school milieu intervention.

Setting and Participants: Students attending 10 Bosnian secondary schools exposed to severe trauma, traumatic loss, and severe adversity, reporting severe persisting symptoms of PTSD, depression, or traumatic grief, and functional impairment.

Intervention: Students were randomly assigned to either 17-session Trauma and Grief Component Therapy (n=71), or a school milieu intervention (n=73), both conducted by trained school counselors.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief (Traumatic Grief and Existential Grief)
Behavioral: Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (Group Version)
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
144
October 2001
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Significant trauma exposure before, during, or after the war (e.g., serious physical injury, life threat, witnessing death or serious injury, traumatic bereavement);
  • Significant current distress, especially severe persisting symptoms of PTSD, depression, or traumatic grief;
  • Significant functional impairment in family or peer relationships and school performance

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute risk status (e.g., suicidal plans and intent)
  • Psychosis
  • Severe substance abuse (severe enough to interfere with engagement in treatment).
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
14 Years to 19 Years   (Child, Adult)
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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NCT00480480
A-261 ASB
No
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Brigham Young University
UNICEF
Principal Investigator: Christopher M Layne, Ph.D. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
Brigham Young University
May 2007

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