Mental Health and Cognitive Dysfunction: A Multicenter Study at Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinics in North Norway

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2015 by University Hospital of North Norway
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Tromso
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital of North Norway
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01767207
First received: January 10, 2013
Last updated: July 6, 2015
Last verified: July 2015

January 10, 2013
July 6, 2015
October 2012
June 2016   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Prevalence of mental disorders [ Time Frame: Within the first or second day the patient is undergoing an assessment at the hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The Development and Well Being Assessment (DAWBA) is a package of interviews, questionnaires and rating techniques designed to generate psychiatric diagnoses on 5-17 year old according to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM-IV).
The Development and Well Being Assessment (DAWBA) [ Time Frame: Within the first or second day the patient is undergoing an assessment at the hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The DAWBA is a package of interviews, questionnaires and rating techniques designed to generate ICD-10 and DSM-IV psychiatric diagnoses on 5-17 year old
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01767207 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Prevalence of mental disorders [ Time Frame: within 6 months after the initial assessment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The Development and Well Being Assessment short-version is re-administered 6 months after taking part in the study (i.e., the basic outcome measure)
The Development and Well Being Assessment short version [ Time Frame: within 6 months after the initial assessment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The Development and Well Being Assessment short-version is re-administered 6 months after taking part in the study (i.e., the basic outcome measure)
  • Prevalence of maladaptive behavior [ Time Frame: Within the first or second day the patient is undergoing an assessment at the hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Aberrant Behavior Checklist
  • Current mental health status [ Time Frame: Within the first or second day the patient is undergoing an assessment at the hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents
  • General functioning of children [ Time Frame: Within the first or second day the patient is undergoing an assessment at the hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Children's Global Assessment
  • Prevalence of social impairment [ Time Frame: Within the first or second day the patient is undergoing an assessment at the hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Social Responsiveness Scale
  • Aberrant Behavior Checklist [ Time Frame: Within the first or second day the patient is undergoing an assessment at the hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Aberrant Behavior Checklist
  • Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and [ Time Frame: Within the first or second day the patient is undergoing an assessment at the hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and
  • Children's Global Assessment [ Time Frame: Within the first or second day the patient is undergoing an assessment at the hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Children's Global Assessment
  • Social Responsiveness Scale [ Time Frame: Within the first or second day the patient is undergoing an assessment at the hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Social Responsiveness Scale
 
Mental Health and Cognitive Dysfunction: A Multicenter Study at Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinics in North Norway
Mental Health and Cognitive Dysfunction: A Multicenter Study at Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinics in North Norway

Patients referred to pediatric rehabilitation services have often cognitive deficits/intellectual disabilities.Neurocognitive assessment is, hence, important when designing treatment plans.

Children and adolescents with cognitive deficits and intellectual disabilities (ID) have a high risk of developing mental health problems. There is lack of knowledge about such comorbid mental disorders in the health service. There are also few validated instruments for assessing mental disorders among children and adolescents with cognitive deficits and ID both in Norway and abroad.

The main aims of the current multicentre study are to:

Investigate psychometric properties of different psychiatric instruments for children and adolescents. Investigate change and stability of symptoms over time. Investigate user satisfaction. The study will include Pediatric Rehabilitation Services at hospitals in Tromsø, Hammerfest and Bodø and will include in total 320 patients aged 4 to 18. We will use information from parents, teachers and patients, in addition to clinician-rated measures. Patients will be assessed at intake and after six months. We have conducted a pilot study in the period from 2012 to 2013.

  1. Investigate psychometric properties of a structured psychiatric interview

    (DAWBA) and a symptom measure (SDQ) in clinical samples of children and

    adolescents with cognitive deficits and intellectual disabilities. We will

    investigate the instruments' reliability and convergent validity with the

    Aberrant Behavior checklist (ABC), the DBC and the Social Responsiveness

    Scale (SRS), in addition to the clinician-rated severity of children's mental

    health problems measured with the CGAS and HoNOSCA.

  2. The psychiatric instruments will be administrated at intake and after six

    months. We will investigate prevalence rates and indicators of disorder

    severity (comorbidity and persistence), including risk factors (socioeconomic

    status, parenting styles).

  3. Investigate user satisfaction with the health service, i.e., the Pediatric

Rehabilitation Services.

Observational
Time Perspective: Prospective
Not Provided
Not Provided
Non-Probability Sample

Patients referred to pediatric rehabilitation outpatient clinic

  • Psychological Disorders
  • Mental Disorders
  • Other: screening for psychological disorders
    screening for psychological disorders
  • Behavioral: screening for psychological disorders
    screening for psychological disorders
    Other Name: screening for psychological disorders
screening for psychological disorders
screening for psychological disorders
Interventions:
  • Other: screening for psychological disorders
  • Behavioral: screening for psychological disorders
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
320
December 2016
June 2016   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age from 6 years to 18 years
  2. Written informed consent to participate
  3. Fluent in Norwegian
  4. Normal or corrected to normal vision and hearing

    -

    Exclusion Criteria:

    -

Both
4 Years to 18 Years
Yes
Contact: Marianne Halvorsen, PhD +4798832102 marianne.halvorsen@unn.no
Norway
 
NCT01767207
2012/1009 (Rek)
No
University Hospital of North Norway
University Hospital of North Norway
University of Tromso
Principal Investigator: Marianne Halvorsen, PhD University Hospital of North Norway
University Hospital of North Norway
July 2015

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