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Fear of Childbirth (Tokophobia) - Etiology, Essence and Clinical Implications

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00801970
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2008 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 4, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

December 3, 2008
December 4, 2008
December 4, 2008
January 2008
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Tokophobia existing and new measures (e.g. Pregnancy anxiety scale, Levin, 1991; Tokophobia subjective scale) [ Time Frame: Pre-treatment, Mid treatment, End of treatment ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
For pregnant subjects - labor preference, duration and pain medication assessment. [ Time Frame: post-labor ]
Same as current
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
Fear of Childbirth (Tokophobia) - Etiology, Essence and Clinical Implications
Fear of Childbirth (Tokophobia) - Etiology, Essence and Clinical Implications

The purpose of this study is twofold:

  • to understand the etiology and the essence of fear of childbirth
  • to examine the implications and efficiency of several forms of psychological therapy.
Fear of childbirth (Tokophobia) is inconsistently defined in the research literature: some define it as an anxiety disorder while it is often defined as a form of phobia; some regard only the pre-pregnancy period, some regard the anxiety during pregnancy and some focus on the labor process. Despite the high prevalence (between 13%-20% of fertile women), research in this area is scarce and the current findings are incohesive due to various conceptualizations of the phenomenon and to various measurement methods.
Interventional
Not Applicable
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Phobias
  • Behavioral: Psychological Treatment
    15 weekly therapy sessions.
    Other Names:
    • Psychotherapy
    • Psychodynamic therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • CBT
  • Behavioral: Group Therapy
    3 months of weekly group therapy sessions.
    Other Names:
    • Psychotherapy
    • Group Psychotherapy
  • Experimental: 1 - Pregnant - Tokophobic
    Psychoanalysis treatment.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Psychological Treatment
  • Experimental: 2 - Pregnant - Tokophobic
    Cognitive-Behavioral treatment.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Psychological Treatment
  • Experimental: 3 - Non-pregnant - Tokophobic
    Group Therapy
    Intervention: Behavioral: Group Therapy
  • No Intervention: 4 - Control
    Pregnant and non-pregnant non-tokophobic women will answer questionnaires. Won't receive therapy.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Unknown status
150
Same as current
January 2011
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • subjective diagnosis of tokophobia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • currently undergoing psychological therapy
  • Major Depression
  • Acute Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Suicidal
  • Substance abuse
  • Non-compliant personality disorder
  • Health problems during pregnancy that affect perception
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Child, Adult, Senior
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Israel
 
 
NCT00801970
TASMC-08-MB-0064-CTIL
Yes
Not Provided
Not Provided
Dr. Miki Bloch, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Not Provided
Principal Investigator: Miki Bloch, M.D Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
December 2008

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