This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition spinal cord injuries
Treatments cbt, waitlist cbt
Sponsor Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Start date February 2009
End date January 2010
Trial size 50 participants
Trial identifier NCT00861393, CBT-08-06


The purpose of the study is to determine whether or not a brief psychological treatment called cognitive behaviour therapy will help people who have suffered a spinal cord injury to cope better with their current circumstances.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
12 Session CBT group
waitlist cbt
Participants in the waitlist will receive CBT when first group has completed CBT and been tested.

Primary Outcomes

Symptom checklist -90-R (SCL-90-R) Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21) Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) PAI measure a broad range of psychological symptoms and personality characteristics.
time frame: one year

Secondary Outcomes

The Ways of Coping Scale- Revised (WOC-R) Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ) Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) Life satisfaction Checklist (LiSat-11) Stage of change Scales (SOC)
time frame: one year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - between ages 18-65 - diagnosed with spinal cord injury - currently endorsing significant distress as measured - able to provide informed consent - if taking psychoactive meds, on a stable dosage - are not currently enrolled in any other psychological treatment program - speak basic english with no diagnosis of communication disorder Exclusion Criteria: - they endorse current suicidal ideation - have a Neurodegenerative disorder such as Multiple Sclerosis

Additional Information

Official title The Impact of a Brief Cognitive Behavior Therapy Intervention Aimed at Improving Emotional Well-Being and Quality of Life for Individuals With Spinal Cord Injuries
Description The goal of the current proposed research project is to investigate the potential efficacy of a group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) intervention aimed at improving emotional well-being, specifically mood, adjustment and quality of life (QOL), after Spinal Cord Injury(SCI). The intervention will be adapted to meet the unique needs of patients suffering from an SCI. The study objectives are: (1) to evaluate the impact of a brief CBT intervention aimed at decreasing emotional distress and improving quality of life; (2) to evaluate the sustainability of CBT therapeutic gains over time; (3) to conduct sub group analyses in order to better determine why some patients may improve post CBT, while others may not.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2009.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.