Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Kosovar High School Students Using Mind-Body Skills Groups - Article
Clinical Trial: Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Kosovar High School Students Using Mind-Body Skills Groups
This study is no longer recruiting patients.
|Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic || Behavior: Mind-Body Skills Groups |
MedlinePlus related topics: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Educational/Counseling/Training, Randomized, Open Label, Active Control, Single Group Assignment, Efficacy Study
Official Title: Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Kosovar High School Students Using Mind-Body Skills Groups: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Expected Total Enrollment: 82
Study start: August 2004; Study completion: December 2005
Last follow-up: May 2005; Data entry closure: May 2005
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- Students having posttraumatic stress (PTSD) as defined according to a scoring algorithm of the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire previously described by the Harvard Refugee Trauma group and used in a Kosovar Albanian population. This definition of PTSD requires a score of 3 or 4, on a Likert scale of 1-4, on at least one of the four of the reexperiencing symptoms (Criterion B), at least 3 of the 7 avoidance and numbing symptoms (Criterion C), and at least 2 of the 5 arousal symptoms (Criterion D). In addition to exposure to a traumatic event (Criterion A).
- No specific exclusion criteria. Students having PTSD symptoms as defined above may participate in the study.
Former Yugoslavia, Kosovo
Jeta e Re High School, Suhareka, Kosovo, Former Yugoslavia
James S Gordon, MD, Principal Investigator, Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Gordon JS, Staples JK, Blyta A, Bytyqi M. Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in postwar Kosovo high school students using mind-body skills groups: a pilot study. J Trauma Stress. 2004 Apr;17(2):143-7.
Last Updated: August 26, 2005
Record first received: August 26, 2005
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00136357
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on 2005-09-13