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Social Cognition Training in Schizophrenia

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2017 by Oslo University Hospital
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Anja Vaskinn, Oslo University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01206842
First received: September 10, 2010
Last updated: April 3, 2017
Last verified: April 2017

September 10, 2010
April 3, 2017
August 2011
January 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Social cognitive tests [ Time Frame: Within one week and within three months of completed training ]
PFA and MASC
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01206842 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Functional capacity tests [ Time Frame: Within one week and within three months of completed training ]
    AIPSS and UPSA-brief
  • Neuropsychological tests [ Time Frame: Within one week and within three months of completed training ]
    MATRICS
Same as current
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Social Cognition Training in Schizophrenia
Social Cognition Training in Schizophrenia
People with schizophrenia show deficits in social cognition, the ability to process information about other people such as identifying their emotional expressions. Social cognition is associated with everyday life functioning and could therefore be an important treatment target. Several social cognitive training programs have been developed during the last years. Results indicate that social cognitive performance can be ameliorated through commonly used intervention techniques. However, it is less clear whether this improvement generalizes to everyday life. The purpose of this study is to investigate if a social cognitive training program (Training in Affect Recognition) improves performance on social cognitive and neuropsychological tests and leads to improved everyday life functioning in persons with schizophrenia. The study also aims at examining if an improvement is present three months after completion of the training intervention.
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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Investigator
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social Cognition
Other: Training in Affect Recognition
A 12-session social cognitive training programming covering emotion perception and social perception administered in a group setting to up to four participants with schizophrenia at the time
  • Experimental: social cognition training
    Intervention: Other: Training in Affect Recognition
  • No Intervention: treatment as usual
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
25
January 2018
January 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 18-55
  • diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
  • IQ > 69
  • sufficient mastery of Norwegian to undergo assessments

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of head trauma
  • neurological/medical condition known to interfere with central nervous system
  • receiving outpatient care at time of recruitment
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
No
Contact: Anja Vaskinn, PhD +4722923908 anja.vaskinn@medisin.uio.no
Norway
 
 
NCT01206842
2010/1538 (REK)
No
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Anja Vaskinn, Oslo University Hospital
Oslo University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Anja Vaskinn, PhD Oslo University Hospital, Psychosis Research Unit
Oslo University Hospital
April 2017

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