KF-STRIDE for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Kessler Foundation, East Hanover, NJ
Autism Spectrum Disorder
KF-STRIDE - Behavioral
Eligibility
< 65
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a program which helps individuals identify and express their strengths may help improve their mental health.

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Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether KF-STRIDE will improve 3 primary outcomes in patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Measurement will happen over the course of Week 8.

6 months post intervention
employment status (yes=1, no=0)
time-to-reach-employment (assessed as weeks since intervention completion).
Week 8
Mock Job Interview

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control
Kessler Foundation STRength IDentification and Expression (KF-STRIDE)

This trial requires 30 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. KF-STRIDE is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Kessler Foundation STRength IDentification and Expression (KF-STRIDE)
Behavioral
ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 months post intervention
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 6 months post intervention for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
H. G.
Helen Genova, Associate Director
Kessler Foundation

Closest Location

Kessler Foundation - East Hanover, NJ

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 65 and younger. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
I live in the United States of America. show original
Ages of 14-26
There are a few ways to improve your English fluency show original
are more likely to be bullied Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder are more likely to be bullied than children and adolescents without Autism Spectrum Disorder. show original

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Who should consider clinical trials for autism spectrum disorder?

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Interest in trials of medications and dietary supplements is fairly common. The best way to recruit for clinical trials on ASD is to offer participants, and their parents, a choice of when and how to enter the clinical trial registry when considering participation in a clinical trial.

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How many people get autism spectrum disorder a year in the United States?

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Around 80,000 boys and girls in the United States will develop ASD in their lifetime, but not all of them will be diagnosed. People with ASD may be overlooked in the public health system and research. We suggest more effective and efficient ways to diagnose ASD while the diagnosis rate remains below 40 per 10,000 population.

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What causes autism spectrum disorder?

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Atypical presentation and other comorbidities may make diagnosis a challenge in early life. The strongest risk factor to date is the combination of measles during infancy and maternal immunization, or high exposure to rubella. Maternal immune hyporesponsiveness to rubella during pregnancy appears to protect against autism, and may also protect from schizophrenia. Possible epigenetic mechanisms include epigenetic changes, chromosomal abnormalities, and a maternal genome with changes in gene expression pattern.

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What are the signs of autism spectrum disorder?

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Prenatal diagnosis is a risk factor for autism; however, diagnosis of ASD may be delayed due to lack of family awareness and failure to recognize the signs of ASD. There is an alarming prevalence of ASD on the autism spectrum.

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What is autism spectrum disorder?

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Autism spectrum, in the DSM-5, is categorized into three 'autism subtypes'. These include autistic disorder, as well as two other ASD'specifications' and three other ASD 'conditions'. This article examines the 'autistic spectrum', its variants, as well as the ASD spectrum conditions.\n

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What are common treatments for autism spectrum disorder?

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Individuals with autism spectrum disorder are frequently treated using medications including stimulants, antidepressants, and behavioural therapies that attempt to control behavioural problems. Additional research is needed into treatments that focus more directly on removing behavioral problems in individuals with ASD.

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Can autism spectrum disorder be cured?

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The question of whether or not autism spectrum disorder is curable raises a number of important policy issues. If the question of cure for ASD cannot be answered for the time being, we suggest a commitment, a focus on prevention, and an improved understanding of the biological and behavioral mechanisms underlying autism.

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What is kf-stride?

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A kf stride is a change in the length of a footplate on a footgear to enable comfortable use of a shoe. It is a common footwear-related intervention that allows most people with foot anatomy and foot health issues to use and tolerate shoes.

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What is the primary cause of autism spectrum disorder?

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Results indicate that the primary causes of ASD are epigenetic abnormalities that occur during germ cell formation, and genetic abnormalities that occur in the mother. Results from a recent paper suggest that ASD may have a polygenic basis, caused by complex genetic and non-genetic factors, rather than a single predominant defect in the causation of ASD.

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What does kf-stride usually treat?

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Our case illustrates that the treatment plan must be customized to the individual needs of the child and family in order for the child to improve dramatically.

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How serious can autism spectrum disorder be?

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The overall quality of life of patients with autism spectrum disorder is not excellent. However, most patients are satisfied with treatment received in adulthood. Moreover, many of their caregivers would like better ways to recognize and treat autism spectrum disorder in infants earlier because of its serious impact on the quality of life of most young patients and their caregivers.

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Have there been other clinical trials involving kf-stride?

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Although the results of earlier trials and reviews were promising, further research and the development of kf-stride have not produced more consistent results. It is necessary for the development of studies on kf-stride to use a protocol that evaluates and collects data on motor performance.

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