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Efficacy of a school-based psychosocial intervention to deal with the psychosocial impact of armed conflict on school-aged children in Burundi
ISRCTN ISRCTN42284825
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN42284825
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Public title Efficacy of a school-based psychosocial intervention to deal with the psychosocial impact of armed conflict on school-aged children in Burundi
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Study hypothesis A psychosocial school-based program is capable of reducing conflict-related psychosocial symptoms, and increasing children's strength to deal with armed-conflict related psychosocial difficulties
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Ethics approval Ongoing at ethical review board of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as of 09/06/06
Study design Cluster randomization of schools to intervention (structured school-based psychosocial program) or waitlist condition (receiving treatment after the research)
Countries of recruitment Burundi
Disease/condition/study domain Multiple impact of armed conflict on psychosocial wellbeing (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Participants - inclusion criteria Children screened for exposure to traumatic events, post-traumatic stress symptoms or depressive anxiety symptoms, with the use of symptom checklists
Participants - exclusion criteria Serious psychopathology and psychiatric disorders (mutism, retardation, psychotic symptoms) or incapability to function in a group (conduct disorders, harming others), as judged by local psychosocial counsellors
Anticipated start date 01/05/2006
Anticipated end date 31/01/2007
Status of trial Completed
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Target number of participants 120 per treatment arm; total 240 children
Interventions Classroom-based structured, manualized psychosocial intervention, called the class-room based intervention (CBI), as designed by the Center for Trauma Psychology (Boston, Massachusetts) versus the waitlist condition.
The CBI entails a 15-session program that encompasses working with the trauma narrative, creative techniques (drama, music), and specifically designed games. The waitlist condition simply entails the provision of treatment after the research is finished.
Primary outcome measure(s) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depressive symptoms
Secondary outcome measure(s) Anxiety, aggression, daily functioning, social support, sociometric measurements (sociogram), coping, family functioning, hope, and school functioning (grades, absenteeism)
Sources of funding Plan International
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Contact name Prof  Joop  de Jong
  Address c/o HealthNet TPO
Tolstraat 127
  City/town Amsterdam
  Zip/Postcode 1074 VJ
  Country Netherlands
  Tel +31 (0)20 6200005
  Fax +31 (0)20 4223534
  Email jdejong@healthnettpo.org
Sponsor HealthNet TPO (The Netherlands)
  Address Tolstraat 127
  City/town Amsterdam
  Zip/Postcode 1074 VJ
  Country Netherlands
  Tel +31 (0)20 6200005
  Fax +31 (0)20 4223534
  Email jdejong@healthnettpo.org
  Sponsor website: http://www.healthnettpo.org
Date applied 24/02/2006
Last edited 09/06/2006
Date ISRCTN assigned 09/06/2006
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