Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
12/09/2003
Date assigned
12/09/2003
Last edited
19/07/2010
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 Chantry

ORCID ID

Contact details

School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences
Manchester University
2 Church Lane
Ipstones
Stoke-on-Trent
ST10 2LD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1538 266613
david.chantry@lineone.net

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0129118585

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The project aims to assess the merits of an established computer-assisted interview for children, the MacInterview, developed by Calam et al. (2000). The MacInterview will be compared with an equivalent paper-based interview, with particular focus on the child's engagement with the interview, the amount of information derived, the time-efficiency of the procedure, and the child's enjoyment of the procedure.

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

Diagnostic

Patient information sheet

Condition

Mental and Behavioural Disorders: child psychology

Intervention

A. MacInterview
B. Interview using equivalent material presented in a paper-based format

The study will use an experimental (between-subjects) design involving two groups of children. One group will receive the MacInterview, the other will receive an interview using equivalent material presented in a paper-based format. Allocation to the groups will be randomised.

Each child will be interviewed on one occasion for approximately 45 minutes. The interview format will involve the child in activities including:
1. Choosing an image to represent her-/himself from a range of outline drawings of children of different sizes and ethnic origins
2. Choosing drawings to represent home and school settings which s/he has experienced and people connected with those settings
3. Working with outline faces depicting different emotional expressions (happy, sad, worried, etc)
4. Selecting representations of particular people s/he associates with particular emotions in each setting

All interviews will be video-taped to enable data to be obtained from subsequent analysis of the tapes by the researcher.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Comparison in each interview format of:
1. The number and length (word count) of the child's verbal utterances
2. The amount of time spent "on task", as opposed to attending to external distractions
3. The amount of "standard" information obtained (i.e. information provided in answering the interview questions)
4. The amount of "additional" information obtained (i.e. information volunteered by the child over and above that given in response to the interview questions)
5. The amount of "emotion-focused" information obtained (i.e. information relating to the child's feelings or emotional states)
6. The amount of time required to complete the procedure
7. The child's rating of his/her enjoyment of the interview

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

04/11/2002

Overall trial end date

04/11/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Children aged between seven and 11 years (inclusive) referred to the Child and Adolescent Psychology Department, Carol Kendrick Unit, Withington Hospital, Nell Lane, West Didsbury, Manchester.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Not applicable

Recruitment start date

04/11/2002

Recruitment end date

04/11/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Manchester University
Stoke-on-Trent
ST10 2LD
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust (UK)

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

Not published - part of degree

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes