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Mentalization-Based Group Therapy for Adolescents

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02771691
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 13, 2016
Last Update Posted : June 4, 2019
NHS Lothian
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Edinburgh

Brief Summary:
This is a prospective parallel group design of group-based Mentalization-Based Therapy for Adolescents (MBT-A) through a pilot randomised controlled trial comparing group-based MBT-A plus treatment as usual (TAU) to TAU alone. As a pilot study, we aim to determine: the effectiveness of our recruitment strategies; compliance with protocol/procedures; trends towards reduced self-harm.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Deliberate Self-Harm Other: Mentalization-Based Group Therapy for Adolescents Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 53 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Mentalization-Based Group Therapy for Adolescents: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : February 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2017

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Self-Harm

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: MBT therapy plus treatment as usual
Mentalization based group treatment for adolescents plus standard care
Other: Mentalization-Based Group Therapy for Adolescents
No Intervention: Treatment as usual alone
Standard care provided by local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self-harm as measured by the self-harm sub scale of the Risk-taking and Self-harm Inventory for Adolescents (Vrouva et al, 2010) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  2. Self-harm and related hospital use as reported in National Health Service patient records [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Self-harm behaviour in the past 6 months
  • In receipt of treatment from local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Competent and willing to provide written, informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe learning disability or pervasive developmental disorder
  • Acute psychotic episode
  • Eating disorder in the absence of self-harm.
  • Non-English speaking
  • Current involvement in other ongoing treatment research

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02771691

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United Kingdom
Edinburgh, Lothian, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Edinburgh
NHS Lothian
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: University of Edinburgh Identifier: NCT02771691    
Other Study ID Numbers: ELHF10-595
First Posted: May 13, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 4, 2019
Last Verified: November 2017
Keywords provided by University of Edinburgh:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Self Mutilation
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms
Wounds and Injuries