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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081


Purpose:

The study will evaluate the R4Power program, an online intervention designed to teach adolescents coping and problem-solving skills.


Study summary:

This study examines the feasibility of a 10-lesson web-based intervention, the R4Power program, and its effectiveness in preventing symptoms of depression and anxiety. The R4Power Program teaches cognitive and problem-solving skills covered in classroom based interventions, including the Penn Resiliency Program, that have been found to reduce or prevent symptoms of depression in children and adolescents. This study examines whether adolescents can benefit from learning these skills through a computer (rather than classroom) intervention. Adolescents in grades 6 through 8 who participate in this study will be assigned to one of two conditions: an intervention group that will complete the R4Power program during the first year (R4Power1), or a waitlist control group that will complete the R4Power program the following year (R4Power2). Students will complete the 10-lesson program over the course of twelve weeks. They will learn and practice cognitive skills (recognizing the link between their thoughts and feelings, identifying thinking traps, challenging their negative beliefs) and problem-solving skills (assertiveness, relaxation and distraction, overcoming procrastination, and decision making). Adolescents who participate in this study will be followed for one year, and their coping responses and symptoms of depression and anxiety will be assessed at four points: at the beginning of the study (baseline) and at follow-up assessments approximately 4, 12 and 16 months after baseline.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - 6th-8th grade students attending participating school OR adolescents aged 11-15 living in greater Philadelphia area - Access to high speed internet connection (at home, school, or another location) Exclusion Criteria: - Below 6th grade reading level, as reported by parents


NCT ID:

NCT00641368


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jane E. Gillham, Ph.D.
Swarthmore College

Jane E. Gillham, Ph.D.
Phone: 610-957-6010
Email: info@positivepsych.org


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
United States

Jane E. Gillham, Ph.D.
Phone: 610-957-6010
Email: info@positivepsych.org

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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