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Assessment and Treatment of Social Skills Deficits in Individuals With Social Phobia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00073333
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 21, 2003
Results First Posted : July 2, 2013
Last Update Posted : July 18, 2013
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Deborah C. Beidel, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Brief Summary:
This study will determine whether people with social phobia are deficient in certain social skills.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Social Phobia Behavioral: Social Skills Training Behavioral: Exposure Treatment Behavioral: Placebo Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Social phobia is a debilitating condition that can cause severe social, emotional, educational, and occupational functioning problems. Evidence suggests that individuals with social phobia are deficient in social skills, but the exact skills deficits have not been elucidated. This study will comprise two substudies: one will examine social skills deficits in social phobics and determine how they differ from those of people without social phobia; the other will determine if skills deficits in social phobics can be improved and whether improvements will affect overall social functioning.

Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to one of three groups for 16 weeks: an exposure group, a social skills training and exposure (SET) group, or a wait-list control group. Interviews, self-reports, and simulated role plays will be used to assess the social skills of participants.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 379 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Social Phobia: Assessment and Treatment of Social Skills
Study Start Date : December 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2008

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Phobias

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Social skills training and exposure
Behavioral: Social Skills Training
Social skills training once per week

Active Comparator: 2
Exposure treatment
Behavioral: Exposure Treatment
Exposure once per week

Placebo Comparator: 3
Placebo
Behavioral: Placebo
Placebo




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Social Phobia Remission [ Time Frame: Measured at Month 12 ]
  2. Social Phobia Remission Rate at 6 Month Follow-up [ Time Frame: 6 month follow up ]
    Lack of SocialPhobia Diagnosis at 6 month follow-up


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Score on the SPAI [ Time Frame: Measured at Month 12 ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Social Phobia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Axis II diagnosis of schizoid or schizotypal personality disorder or paranoia
  • Axis II diagnosis of mental retardation, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and personality disorders, except for avoidant personality disorder
  • Instability on any antidepressants
  • Psychotic disorder

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00073333


Locations
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United States, Pennsylvania
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
Sponsors and Collaborators
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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Responsible Party: Deborah C. Beidel, Principal Investigator, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00073333     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01MH062547 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R01MH062547 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: November 21, 2003    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: July 2, 2013
Last Update Posted: July 18, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013
Keywords provided by Deborah C. Beidel, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center:
Phobic Disorders
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Phobic Disorders
Phobia, Social
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders