iPeer2Peer Program for Adolescents With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

T

The Hospital for Sick Children

Status

Completed

Conditions

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Treatments

Other: Waitlist control
Behavioral: iPeer2Peer program

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03630146
1000058684

Details and patient eligibility

About

The iPeer2Peer program matches teens with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) with an older mentor who has learned to manage their IBD well and can support them emotionally and socially. This study will compare two groups of teens: those who are in the iPeer2Peer program and those in the control group (no mentor).

Full description

The iPeer2Peer program matches teens with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) with an older mentor who has learned to manage their IBD well and can support them emotionally and socially. This study will compare two groups of teens: those who are in the iPeer2Peer program and those in the control group (no mentor). The proposed trial aims to examine the impact of the iPeer2Peer program on self-management skills of youth with IBD (mentees) as well as health outcomes of peer mentors in the program. This innovative program leverages the Internet, commonly used by youth, to improve access and acceptability of self-management interventions while fostering social engagement in youth with IBD, thereby potentially improving HRQL.

Enrollment

150 patients

Sex

All

Ages

12 to 18 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • males and females 12-18 years old,
  • gastroenterologist-diagnosed IBD,
  • able to speak and read English,
  • access to a computer, smartphone or tablet capable of using free Skype software (note: participants who do not have adequate Internet access will be provided with portable Internet devices),
  • willing and able to complete online measures.

Exclusion criteria

  • significant cognitive impairments or
  • severe co-morbid illnesses (medical or psychiatric conditions) likely to influence HRQL assessment (e.g., psychosis, active suicidal ideation),
  • participating in other peer support or self-management interventions

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

150 participants in 2 patient groups

iPeer2Peer Mentorship
Experimental group
Description:
10 sessions of 20-30 minute Skype video calls conducted over 5-12 weeks.
Treatment:
Behavioral: iPeer2Peer program
Waitlist Control Group
Active Comparator group
Description:
The control group will receive standard care but without the iPeer2Peer program.
Treatment:
Other: Waitlist control

Trial contacts and locations

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