Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
07/01/2005
Date assigned
26/05/2005
Last edited
12/11/2008
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

Prof Philip Hazell

ORCID ID

Contact details

Locked Bag 1014
Wallsend
NSW
2287
Australia
Philip.Hazell@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Not provided at time of registration

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Self harm

Intervention

This trial aims to replicate Wood et al's (2001) study and continue evaluation of whether group psychotherapy is associated with decreased repetition of self harm in adolescents. Adolescents will be randomised to treatment as usual (TAU) or the group intervention (to be used in conjunction with TAU).
The experimental arm involves attendance at six group sessions run by local clinicians. Participants can continue attending the group for up to one year. The group psychotherapy is manualised and based on problem solving and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Outcome assessments will be conducted at baseline, seven weeks, six months and one year. Outcomes of interest include repetition of self harm, changes in diagnosis, level of depressive symptoms and level of suicidal ideation. Service use and repetition of self harm will be monitored monthly.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/11/2004

Overall trial end date

31/01/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Adolescents (12-16 years) who present to one of three Australian child and youth mental health services and who report having engaged in two or more episodes of deliberate self harm in the past year are eligible to participate.
Deliberate self harm is defined as any intentional self inflicted injury, regardless of the apparent purpose of the act (includes suicidal and non suicidal behaviour).

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Acute psychosis, anorexia nervosa, intellectual delay, and inability to attend the intervention or research appointments.

Recruitment start date

01/11/2004

Recruitment end date

31/01/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Australia

Trial participating centre

Locked Bag 1014
Wallsend, NSW
2287
Australia

Sponsor information

Organisation

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

Sponsor details

120 Wall Street
22nd Floor
New York
10005
United States of America
+1 212 363 3500
inquiry@afsp.org

Sponsor type

Charity

Website

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (USA)

Alternative name(s)

AFSP

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

foundation

Location

United States of America

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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes