Psychotherapy for Anxiety in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (TAASD)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02028247|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 7, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Autism Spectrum Disorders Autism Asperger's Syndrome Pervasive Developmental Disability - Not Otherwise Specified Obsessive-compulsive Disorder Social Phobia Generalized Anxiety Disorder Specific Phobia Separation Anxiety Disorder||Behavioral: Personalized Cognitive-behavioral therapy Behavioral: Standard Practice Cognitive-behavioral therapy||Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||201 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||2/3 Treatment of Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder|
|Study Start Date :||July 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2018|
Experimental: Personalized Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Personalized Cognitive-behavioral therapy involves 16 weekly individual therapy sessions, up to 90 minutes each, based on a treatment protocol that has been designed specifically for youth with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders.
Behavioral: Personalized Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Other Name: Behavioral Interventions for Anxiety in Children with Autism
Active Comparator: Standard Practice Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Standard Practice Cognitive-behavioral therapy involves 16 weekly individual therapy sessions, up to 60 minutes each, based on a treatment protocol that represent the standard practice psychotherapy for anxiety that has been found to be effective in multiple trials in youngsters without autism spectrum disorders.
Behavioral: Standard Practice Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Other Name: Coping Cat
No Intervention: Waitlist condition
Participants randomized to the Waitlist condition will be asked to refrain from seeking out psychotherapy for anxiety as well as making psychiatric medication changes (if applicable) for a 16-week period.
- Change from Baseline in anxiety severity on the Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale after 16 weeks of treatment. [ Time Frame: After 16 weeks of treatment ]This measure is administered by a clinician and assesses anxiety symptom severity on a scale from 0-25 with higher scores corresponding to worse anxiety.
- Change from Baseline in anxiety severity on the Clinical Global Impressions Scale after 16 weeks of treatment. [ Time Frame: After 16 weeks of treatment ]This measure is completed by the clinician and assesses the severity of anxiety on a 7 point scale (1-7; higher scores correspond to worse anxiety).
- Change from Baseline in anxiety severity on the Child and Adolescent Symptom Inventory after 16 weeks of treatment. [ Time Frame: After 16 weeks of treatment ]This questionnaire is completed by parents and will be used to assess anxiety with higher scores representing worse anxiety.
- Change from Baseline in anxiety related impairment as measured by the Childhood Anxiety Impact Scale after 16 weeks of treatment. [ Time Frame: After 16 weeks of treatment ]The Childhood Anxiety Impact Scale is a questionnaire completed by parents about the impact of the child's anxiety on functioning in certain situations. Higher scores correspond to more associated impact.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02028247
|United States, Florida|
|Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry, University of South Florida|
|Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States, 33701|
|Principal Investigator:||Eric A Storch, Ph.D.||University of South Florida|
|Principal Investigator:||Jeff Wood, Ph.D.||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Principal Investigator:||Philip C Kendall, Ph.D.||Temple University|