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Oppositional Defiant Disorder | Treatment of Children With Peer Related Aggressive Behavior (ScouT)

Oppositional Defiant Disorder research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The efficacy of the computer based Treatment Program for Children with Aggressive Behaviour (Soziales computerunterstütztes Training für Kinder mit aggressivem Verhalten, ScouT) which is a child focused social competence training delivered in an individual format will be evaluated in a randomized controlled trial with children aged 6 to 12 years with peer-related aggressive behaviour.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Age: 6 - 12 years - IQ>= 80 - Diagnoses (ICD-10): F91, F92, F90.1 - Elevated symptom score in the parent rated Symptom Checklist for Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorder (FBB-SSV) with Stanine ≥ 7 at pre-assessment - Often conflicts with other children (clinical rating) - Impaired social relationships / activities - Parents agree in randomization (clinical rating) in medicated children no planned change of the medication Exclusion Criteria: - Other disorder is dominating - Other active psychotherapy - Severe mental disorder of the parents

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Behavioral:Social Skills TrainingBehavioral: computer-based Treatment Program for Children with Aggressive Behavior 16 sessions with the child aiming at the reduction of peer related aggressive behavior via social skills training. Additionally up to 2 sessions with relatives of the child in most cases with the parents and subsequent Treatment Program for Children with Aggressive Behavior 16 sessions with the child aiming at the reduction of peer related aggressive behavior via social skills training. Additionally up to 6 sessions with relatives of the child in most cases with the parents. Arms: Social Skills Training

Behavioral:Treatment Program with techniques to activate resourcesBehavioral: Treatment Program with techniques to activate resources 16 sessions with the child aiming at the reduction of peer related aggressive behavior via activate resources. Additionally up to 2 sessions with relatives of the child in most cases with the parents and subsequent computer based Treatment Program for Children with Aggressive Behavior 16 sessions with the child aiming at the reduction of peer related aggressive behavior via social skills training. Arms: Treatment Program with techniques to activate resources of the child and subsequent Social Skills Training

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Social Skills TrainingSocial Skills Training child-focused and subsequent social competence training which combines patient- and parent-/teacher and peer-focused interventions

Treatment Program with techniques to activate resourcesTreatment Program with techniques to activate resources of the child and subsequent Social Skills Training child-focused

Study Status

Recruiting

Start Date: May 2014

Completed Date: September 2017

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional

Design:

Primary Outcome: total score for peer related aggression in the Questionnaire for Aggressive Behavior of Children (FAVK) parent rating

Secondary Outcome: total score for peer related aggression in the Questionnaire for Aggressive Behavior of Children (FAVK) teacher rating, patient self-report

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Anja Goertz-Dorten, PhD

Lead Sponsor: University of Cologne

Collaborator:

More information:https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02143427

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