FRIENDS as an Indicative Prevention Program in Norway

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NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Status

Completed

Conditions

Anxiety

Treatments

Behavioral: The Friends program

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01802424
71 FRIENDS

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this pilot-study is to evaluate a cognitive behavioral program, the Friends-program, as indicated prevention for anxious youth. The youths are recruited by school nurses who will also lead the intervention groups applying the Friends-manual.

Enrollment

80 patients

Sex

All

Ages

8 to 15 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • subclinical to clinical symptoms of anxiety with or without comorbid symptoms of depression

Exclusion criteria

  • previously diagnosed with conduct disorder, major life-crises that needs to be attended to, serious school refusal, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, mental retardation or autism.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

80 participants in 1 patient group

The Friends program
Experimental group
Description:
Youth with increased levels of anxiety are thought to regulate their fear by recognizing bodily cues, learning relaxation, regulating thoughts and feelings and expose themselves to situations and objects that activate their anxiety.
Treatment:
Behavioral: The Friends program

Trial contacts and locations

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