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Mind-Body Skills Groups for the Treatment of War-Related Trauma in Children in Gaza

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01595477
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 29, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
The Atlantic Philanthropies
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
James S. Gordon, M.D., The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

May 8, 2012
May 10, 2012
January 29, 2014
March 2012
August 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Child PTSD Symptom Scale [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline (Week 1) at 6 weeks ]
  • Child PTSD Symptom Scale [ Time Frame: Change from Week 6 at 18 weeks ]
  • Child PTSD Symptom Scale [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline (Week 1) at 18 weeks ]
Same as current
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  • Children's Depression Inventory -2 Short Form [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline (Week 1) at 6 weeks ]
  • Children's Depression Inventory -2 Short Form [ Time Frame: Change from Week 6 at 18 weeks ]
  • Children's Depression Inventory -2 Short Form [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline (Week 1) at 18 weeks ]
  • Hopelessness Scale for Children [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline (Week 1) at 6 weeks ]
  • Hopelessness Scale for Children [ Time Frame: Change from Week 6 at 18 weeks ]
  • Hopelessness Scale for Children [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline (Week 1) at 18 weeks ]
Same as current
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Mind-Body Skills Groups for the Treatment of War-Related Trauma in Children in Gaza
A Randomized Controlled Study of Mind-Body Skills Groups for the Treatment of War-Related Trauma in Children in Gaza
The objective of this study is to determine whether participation in a mind-body skills program by war-traumatized children in Gaza will result in improvement of posttraumatic stress symptoms, depression, and decreased hopelessness compared to a control group.
Not Provided
Interventional
Not Applicable
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Behavioral: Mind-Body Skills Group
Teaching mind-body skills such as meditation, biofeedback, guided imagery, and meditation in a group setting
  • Experimental: Mind-Body Skills Groups
    Intervention: Behavioral: Mind-Body Skills Group
  • No Intervention: Control Group
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Completed
114
110
August 2012
August 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • having experienced a political violence or war-related criterion A stressor
  • meeting the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV-TR) criteria for PTSD according to screening scores on the Child PTSD Symptom Scale

Exclusion Criteria:

  • former psychosocial or medical treatment for mental health conditions
  • significant cognitive impairment
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
8 Months to 13 Years   (Child)
No
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Israel
 
 
NCT01595477
GC-CMBM-001
No
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James S. Gordon, M.D., The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
The Atlantic Philanthropies
Principal Investigator: James S Gordon, MD The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
January 2014

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