Good Shepherd: Back to Reality Series
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02710019|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2016 by McMaster University.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 16, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Psychosis||Other: Back to Reality Series video games Other: Control video games||Not Applicable|
This project examines the use of video game technology to help youth gain awareness of symptoms and problems associated with hazardous substance use. By playing the Back to Reality video games, youths may absorb knowledge about where and how to access community care for symptoms associated with psychosis and problematic cannabis use. The purpose of this study is to pilot test the effectiveness of the Back to Reality series at improving awareness of the social and emotional implications of underage substance use. Recognizing and overcoming hazardous substance use is essential for youth to develop positive self-identities and to flourish socially and academically. Improving mental health literacy may help youth to become better-informed consumers.
This study involves a randomized single blind controlled trial of video games along with a post-intervention mixed method design. The results will be assessed using quantitative questionnaires and qualitative interviews. The qualitative interview assesses the participants understanding of potential emotional, social, and psychiatric manifestations of excessive marijuana use during youth.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Back to Reality Series - Harry's Journey: A Video Game About Under Age|
|Study Start Date :||April 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 2017|
Experimental: Psychoeducational video games
Group 1 will play the Back to Reality video games series: (1) Harry's Journey which delivers experiential knowledge about psychiatric symptoms and substance use; (2) Harry's Journal which catalogs 12 symptoms associated with psychosis and (3) the PathwaysToCare Map which displays the mental health and addictions services located in Hamilton.
Other: Back to Reality Series video games
Back to Reality Series are a psycho-educational video games that address the emotional harms associated with underage substance use. They also help youth learn how and where to seek help for mental health and addictions problems.
Other Name: Computer video game intervention
Control video games (Group 2)
The control video games are a mix of mini-games, such as word search, quiz, and memory video games. The control games will not provide any education about mental health and addictions issues
Other: Control video games
The control video game will consist of digital puzzles and memory mini-games. The control games will not have any content related to mental health and addictions problems
Other Name: Computer video game control
- Psychosis and Cannabis Quiz [ Time Frame: 1.5 hour -Post video game playing ]Assess for significant differences in the responses between randomized intervention (Back to Reality series) group versus a control game group with respect to Psychosis and Cannabis Quiz measure. Effect will be tested at a 2-sided α level of 0.05.
- Early Psychosis Literacy [ Time Frame: 1.5 hour -Post video game playing ]Assess for significant differences in the responses between randomized intervention (Back to Reality series) group versus a control game group with respect to Early Psychosis Literacy measure. Effect will be tested at a 2-sided α level of 0.05.
- Video Game Frequency [ Time Frame: 1.5 hour -Post video game playing ]Assess for significant differences in the responses between randomized intervention (Back to Reality series) group versus a control game group with respect to Video Game Frequency measure. Effect will be tested at a 2-sided α level of 0.05.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02710019
|Contact: Suzanne Archie, MDemail@example.com|
|Cleghorn Program-Early Intervention in Psychosis.St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton|
|Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 1Y2|
|Principal Investigator:||Suzanne Archie, MD||McMaster University|