Overview

This trial has been terminated.

Conditions anger, hostility, aggression
Treatments real deal program for anger management, mind-body bridging (mbb) program
Sponsor University of Utah
Start date January 2014
End date November 2016
Trial size 35 participants
Trial identifier NCT02001246, IRB_00067796

Summary

The general aim of the proposed pilot study is to evaluate the the efficacy of mind-body bridging (MBB) for anger management compared with the Real Deal anger management program, in helping adolescents control or reduce their anger.

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
Arm
(Active Comparator)
The Real Deal Anger Management Program is a structured, video-based intervention, which is an easy-to-implement, "plug and play" program that engages students in: (a) cognitive exercises for learning to recognize and correct thinking errors that lead to anger, (b) active practice of social-behavioral skills through role-playing, and (c) participation in progressive muscle relaxation exercises. The program features three training videos that focus on specific skills for controlling conflict.
real deal program for anger management
Real Deal is an eight week program with sessions one day per week. Each session is approximately 2 hr long.
(Experimental)
The Mind-Body Bridging program for anger management, includes experiential awareness activities, in which individuals learn to become aware of their thoughts, feelings, emotions, and bodily sensations, to help them identify and deal with ruminative and negative thoughts that might be associated with their anger. MBB helps participants use their senses to listen to sounds, and experience visual or tactile input, to calm their minds and relax their bodies. Written 'mapping' exercises enable them to recognize and defuse requirements, which are expectations of how they or the world should be. For the MBB anger management program, participants will be provided with a variety of mapping exercises to identify the source of their anger, and how they can effectively control it.
mind-body bridging (mbb) program
MBB is an eight week program with sessions one day per week. Each session is approximately 2 hr long.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Change from baseline at Post-assessment in the measure of the Youth Outcomes Questionnaire 30-item (YOQ30)
time frame: Baseline (within 1 month of the first session), Mid-assessment (Week 4), Post-Assessment (one week after Week 8)
Change from baseline at Post-assessment in the measure of the Brief Aggression Questionnaire (BAQ)
time frame: Baseline (within 1 month of the first session), Mid-assessment (Week 4), Post-Assessment (one week after Week 8)

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Change from baseline at Post-assessment in the measure of Mindfulness
time frame: Baseline (within 1 month of the first session), Mid-assessment (Week 4), Post-Assessment (one week after Week 8)
Change from baseline at Post-assessment in the measure of Self-compassion
time frame: Baseline (within 1 month of the first session), Mid-assessment (Week 4), Post-Assessment (one week after Week 8)

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 13 years up to 17 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - English-speaking - self-, or allo-referred (parents, peers, court-ordered, school, etc.), based on their propensity for displaying various disruptive, externalizing behaviors, including, anger, hostility, oppositional behavior, and temper outbursts, and as such identified by Youth Services (YS) as a suitable candidate to attend a YS anger management program. Exclusion Criteria:

Additional Information

Official title An Exploratory Study of Two Intervention Programs for Anger Management for Teens.
Principal investigator Yoshio Nakamura, PhD
Description In this pilot randomized-controlled study, we evaluate the effects of MBB as compared with an established anger management program (Real Deal), in helping youth prone to anger develop tools to effectively reduce and control their anger, and potentially reduce other negative emotions and feelings that might be associated with their anger.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Utah.