Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition autism spectrum disorders
Treatments parent-assisted social skills training program for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, delayed intervention
Sponsor Seoul National University Hospital
Start date December 2011
End date June 2012
Trial size 40 participants
Trial identifier NCT01501058, PEERSK2011

Summary

This study aims to develop a parent-assisted social skills training program for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder(ASD) and verify therapeutic effects of the program through case-control study.

1. Both the case and the control of this study shall be a high-functioning group consisting of adolescents aged 11 to 18 years with ASD and an IQ of 80 or over. A total of 40 adolescents will be recruited and divided into two groups of twenty. One will be the case group and the other will be the waitlist control group. Again, the case will be divided into two sub-groups of ten and carry out this new developed program for both parents and adolescents. That is, the program will be carried out two times in each of both groups. The waitlist control group will be allowed to receive personal outpatient treatment and general therapeutic intervention from community while waiting.

2. Effects of the program will be measured both at the case and the control by using a scale which measures social interaction, quality of peer relationship, disposition of autism and social anxiety. Equal assessments for both the case and the control will be conducted right before the beginning of the program and right after the completion of the program and some of the survey will be retried in order to see mid- and long-term effects three months after the completion of the program.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model crossover assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
parent-assisted social skills training program for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
The subjects will participate in the treatment program weekly for a total of 14 weeks. The final visit will be made at the point three months after the completion of treatment to see mid- and long-term effects.
(Other)
For this group, same intervention with the Experimental group will be provided after waiting for 14 weeks.
delayed intervention
Intervention is provided to Waitlist Control Group after waiting for 14 weeks

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Change from baseline in Test of Adolescent Social Skills Knowledge(TASSK) at 3month
time frame: baseline,3month

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Change from baseline in Social Skills Rating Scale (SSRS) at 3 month
time frame: baseline,3month
Change from baseline in Friendship Qualities Scale (FQS) at 3month
time frame: baseline,3month

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 11 years up to 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - 11 to 18 years with ASD and an IQ of 65 or over Exclusion Criteria: - Adolescents who are hard to understand the content of treatment and carry out the task due to their IQs or limited linguistic abilities - Adolescents who are uncooperative in the treatment, lack motives and are hard to participate voluntarily - Adolescents who have behavior problems so clinically significant that they affects the therapeutic procedure or problems in controlling their emotion

Additional Information

Official title Parent-Assisted Social Skill Training Program in the Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2013.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Seoul National University Hospital.