Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
06/06/2011
Date assigned
27/07/2011
Last edited
18/06/2015
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

Dr Julie Hadwin

ORCID ID

Contact details

Developmental Brain-Behaviour Laboratory
School of Psychology
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

SP4598

Study information

Scientific title

Investigating the effectiveness of a working memory training intervention to increase educational achievement and reduce anxiety in young people: A randomised controlled trial

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Working memory training will lead to improvements in attention and school-related academic achievement and reductions in anxiety

Ethics approval

Ethics Committee, School of Psychology, University of Southampton approved on 10th January 2011

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

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

Condition

Anxiety

Intervention

Young people will be randomly allocated to one of two interventions:
1. Group A will receive the CogMed working memory training as a school-based intervention for 5 weeks
2. Group B will receive the FRIENDS CBT programme as a school-based intervention for 5 weeks

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Performance on a non-trained working memory measure.
Evaluated immediately preceding intervention, immediately following intervention (5 weeks after pre-test) and 3 months after intervention

Secondary outcome measures

1. Measures of academic achievement
2. Anxiety and performance on broader measures of attention (inhibitory control in the presence and absence of threat-related stimuli)
Evaluated immediately preceding intervention, immediately following intervention (5 weeks after pre-test) and 3 months after intervention

Overall trial start date

14/06/2011

Overall trial end date

31/03/2013

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Males and females
2. Aged between 12 and 14 years
3. Reporting high levels of generalised anxiety

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

54

Participant exclusion criteria

1. English as a second language
2. Recognised learning difficulties
3. Childhood disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or behavioural difficulties more generally

Recruitment start date

14/06/2011

Recruitment end date

31/03/2013

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

University of Southampton
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

University of Southampton (UK)

Sponsor details

School of Psychology
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

Action Medical Research (UK) (ref: SP4598)

Alternative name(s)

AMR

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

other non-profit

Location

United Kingdom

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