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JRCT ID: jRCT1032230758

Registered date:29/03/2024

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Problems.

Basic Information

Recruitment status Recruiting
Health condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedemotional and behavioral symptoms
Date of first enrollment29/03/2024
Target sample size26
Countries of recruitment
Study typeInterventional
Intervention(s)As a psychological intervention using a videoconferencing system, the therapist will conduct weekly 60-minute online cognitive-behavioral therapy sessions once a week for a total of six sessions, using a manual we developed on "Imagery Rescripting".


Primary OutcomeThe change in the Total Difficulties Score (TDS) of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) at Week 7 (post evaluation) from Week 0 (baseline).
Secondary OutcomeThe change of score in the following assessment items at Week 7 (post evaluation) from Week 0 (baseline). 1) SDQ subscale (self-administered) 2) Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R) (self-administered) 3) Depression assessment using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 modified for adolescents (PHQ-A) (self-administered) 4) Anxiety state assessment using the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) (self-administered by the patient) 5) Quality of life assessment using the Euro QOL 5 Dimensions, Youth version (EQ-5D-Y) (self-administered) 6) Experiences in Close Relationships-Relationship Structures Questionnaire (ECR-RC9) for children (self-administered) 7) Fear of Compassion Scale (self-administered) 8) Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ-8J) (self-administered) 9) TDS, subscale, and Impact Score of the SDQ-P (parent or mother or father, self-administered)

Key inclusion & exclusion criteria

Age minimum>= 12age old
Age maximum<= 18age old
Include criteriaPatients who meet all of the following conditions 1)-7) will be included in the study. In addition, the patient's custodian or mother or father will participate in this study by answering the questionnaire as a guardian. 1) Those who are currently experiencing emotional or behavioral symptoms, episodes of distress or disability, and is troubled by recurring memories of the past. The primary diagnoses are trauma- and stressor-related disorders excluding post-traumatic stress disorder (acute stress disorder, adjustment disorder, adjustment-like disorder, unspecified stressor-related disorder, etc.), depressive disorders (major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, etc.), anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder, agoraphobia, selective mutism, etc.), bipolar II disorder, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (obsessive-compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, hoarding disorder, trichotillomania, excoriation disorder, etc.), disruptive,impulse-control, and Conduct Disorders (oppositional defiant disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, Conduct disorder, etc.), dissociative disorders (dissociative identity disorder, dissociative amnesia, depersonalization/derealization disorder, etc.), somatic symptom and related disorders (somatic symptom disorder, conversion disorder, etc.), and personality disorders. 2) Those with a TDS (Total Difficulties Score) of 16 or more points on the SDQ (Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire) and who wish to receive relief through online cognitive behavioral therapy. 3) Persons who are between the ages of 12 (junior high school) and 18 at the time of obtaining consent. 4) The individual has been fully informed of the study and has obtained the free written consent of the individual and his/her surrogate (person with parental authority or father or mother) after full understanding of the study. 5) Who are mentally and physically capable of understanding and practicing cognitive behavioral therapy for at least two months on a sustained basis. 6) Who have the ability and environment to use the Internet and computer to receive online cognitive behavioral therapy using a video conferencing system. 7) Who can make a referral from a family physician such as a pediatrician, internist, psychosomatic medicine, psychiatrist, or child psychiatrist, with or without medication, but no new medications are planned to be added or changed during the study period.
Exclude criteriaPersons who meet any of the following conditions are not eligible. 1) Those with post-traumatic stress disorder, severe autism spectrum disorder, severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disability, organic mental disorder, psychosis including schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, eating disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders, or imminent risk of suicide. 2) Those who are distressed by ongoing stressful events. 3) Those who have difficulty in contacting the researcher. 4) Any other person who is deemed inappropriate for the safe conduct of this study by the study investigator or the psychologist in charge of the study. 5) For those undergoing MRI, those who may be adversely affected physically or mentally by the MRI examination (tattoos, pacemakers, claustrophobia, possible pregnancy, etc.)

Related Information


Public contact
Name Matsutomo Mie
Address 1-8-1 Inohana Chuo-ku Chiba city Chiba Chiba Japan 260-8670
Telephone +81-43-226-2975
Affiliation Chiba Universiy
Scientific contact
Name Eiji Shimizu
Address 1-8-1 Inohana Chuo-ku Chiba city Chiba Chiba Japan 260-8677
Telephone +81-43-226-2027
Affiliation Chiba University School of Medicine