Psychotherapy Intervention Evaluation Clinical Trial
Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents With Obsessive-compulsive Disorder II
Internet-based psychotherapy for children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive symptoms and an age of 6 to 18 years. Sessions are verified with teleconferencing with an psychotherapist, children and their parents. The psychotherapy is supported by an App and a wristband to obtain psychophysiological data. The investigators have already successfully performed a feasibility study.The goal of the current proposal is to develop an internet and smart phone delivered CBT (iCBT) for the treatment of pediatric OCD on the bases of the feasibility study. Internal testing on iCBT therapy package and developmental workchanges has been done. The investigators are now evaluating effectiveness in an RCT.
In this study the investigators test effectiveness of an internet-based therapy approach for children with obsessive-compulsive disorders in an RCT design with a waiting control group. The investigators are planninng the investigation of 20 patients in each group.Therapy is verified by experts via teleconferences and a therapy app. Outcomes for the treatment group are evaluated before randomization (baseline, t0), 16 weeks (end of treatment, t1), 32 weeks (follow-up 1, t2), and 48 weeks after randomization (follow-up 2, t3). For the waiting list-group, outcomes are measured before the first randomization (baseline), at 16 weeks (waiting list period), 32 weeks (end of treatment), 48 weeks after the first randomization (follow-up I) and 64 weeks after the first randomization (follow-up II). ;