Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
22/03/2011
Date assigned
12/04/2011
Last edited
25/10/2013
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Mr David Daniel Ebert

ORCID ID

Contact details

Philipps University Marburg
Department of Psychology
Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Gutenbergstraße 18
Marburg
35032
Germany
+49 (0)6421 282 4053
david.ebert@staff.uni-marburg.de

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

ID61100200

Study information

Scientific title

Comparing the effectiveness of a Transdiagnostic Internet-based Maintenance-Treatment (TIMT) after inpatient psychotherapy for various mental health disorders with a Treatment As Usual group (TAU) with regard to psychopathological symptom load: a randomised controlled trial

Acronym

TIMT

Study hypothesis

Participants of a transdiagnostic internet based maintenance treatment do show less psychopathological symptoms three and 12 months after inpatient treatment than participants of a treatment as usual group.

Ethics approval

Ethical approval was given by the institutional review board of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg Germany on 02/06/2008

Study design

Two arm single centre randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

1. Mental Health Disorders according to ICD-10-F
2. Inpatient psychotherapy

Intervention

1. TIMT: transdiagnostic internet based maintenance treatment involves a motivation-plan, a weekly web-diary, self-management module, asynchronous patient-therapist communication, a patient support group and an online-based progress monitoring. Duration: 3 month.
2. TAU: Treatment as usual involves unstructured access to outpatient psychotherapy, and/or standardised outpatient face-to-face continuation treatment, and/or psychotropic management. Follow Ups: 3 and 12 month after inpatient treatment

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Psychopathological symptom severity measured by: PSS - HEALTH-49; Rabung et. al 2009
1. Inpatient admission (t1)
2. Inpatient discharge (t2)
3. 3-month-follow-up (t3)
4. 12-month-follow-up (t4)

Secondary outcome measures

1. Psychological wellbeing (WB - HEALTH-49; Rabung et. al 2009)
2. Positive and negative-affect (PA/NA - PANAS; Watson, Clark, & Tellegen, 1988)
3. Self-efficacy (SE - HEALTH-49; Rabung et. al 2009)
4. Interpersonal-problems (IPP - HEALTH-49; Rabung et. al 2009)
5. Emotion-regulation-skills (Total - ERSQ; Mediator; Berking & Orth, 2007)
6. Self-management-skills (VCI; Mediator ;Kuhl & Fuhrmann, 1998)
7. Therapist-alliance (HAQ; Process-Quality; Bassler, Potratz, & Krauthauser, 1995)

Overall trial start date

01/09/2008

Overall trial end date

01/05/2011

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Treated for a mental disorder according to ICD-10-F within the study-centre
2. Internet-access
3. German-speaking
4. Ages 18 - 65

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

400

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Psychotic symptoms
2. Alcohol/substance-addiction
3. High risk of suicide
4. Problems with reading/writing

Recruitment start date

01/09/2008

Recruitment end date

01/05/2011

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Germany

Trial participating centre

Philipps University Marburg
Marburg
35032
Germany

Sponsor information

Organisation

Clinic for Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (Vogelsberklinik) (Germany)

Sponsor details

Jean-Berlit-Street 31
c/o Dr. Ebel
Grebenhain OT Ilbeshausen-Hochwaldhausen
36355
Germany
+49 (0)66 4370 10
a.dippel@vogelsbergklinik.de

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

http://vogelsbergklinik.de

Funders

Funder type

University/education

Funder name

Philipps-University of Marburg and Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Vogelsbergklinik - Dr. Ebel clinics for psychotherapy and psychosomatics (Germany)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2013 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24113764

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Ebert DD, Gollwitzer M, Riper H, Cuijpers P, Baumeister H, Berking M, For whom does it work? moderators of outcome on the effect of a transdiagnostic internet-based maintenance treatment after inpatient psychotherapy: randomized controlled trial., J. Med. Internet Res., 2013, 15, 10, e191, doi: 10.2196/jmir.2511.

Additional files

Editorial Notes