CLINICAL TRIAL

Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugees Group Intervention for Stress, Psychological

Waitlist Available · < 65 · All Sexes · Boston, MA

Psychological Skills Group for Youth of Refugee and Immigrant Backgrounds

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About the trial for Stress, Psychological

Eligible Conditions
Stress, Psychological · Acculturation Problem

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Trauma Systems Therapy For Refugees Group Intervention 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.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugees Group Intervention
BEHAVIORAL
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.

Eligibility

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.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Refugee or immigrant backgrounds include youth or parents who have arrived in the USA as refugees or immigrants. show original
There are no current plans to move from Greater Boston Area within the next six months. show original
Conversationally proficient in English language
A person aged 15-18 living in the Greater Boston Area. show original
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Odds of Eligibility
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Change from Baseline after 10 weeks of intervention.
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: Change from Baseline after 10 weeks of intervention.
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Change from Baseline after 10 weeks of intervention..
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugees Group Intervention will improve 6 primary outcomes in patients with Stress, Psychological. Measurement will happen over the course of Change from Baseline after 10 weeks of intervention..

Social Belongingness
CHANGE FROM BASELINE AFTER 10 WEEKS OF INTERVENTION.
Social Belongingness as measured by the General Belongingness Scale (GBS). Self-report measure. Higher scores indicate greater sense of social belongingness (example item: "I feel connected with others.") Total score sum may range from 0 to 72. Higher scores indicate better outcome.
CHANGE FROM BASELINE AFTER 10 WEEKS OF INTERVENTION.
Cultural Identity Self-Concept
CHANGE FROM BASELINE AFTER 10 WEEKS OF INTERVENTION.
Cultural Identity Self-Concept measured with social and cultural identities adapted version of Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire (CFQ). Self-report measure. Higher scores indicate greater cognitive and emotional suffering related to social and cultural identity self-concept (example item: "my thoughts about my social and cultural identities cause me distress or emotional pain." Total score sum may range from 0 to 42. Higher scores indicate worse outcome.
CHANGE FROM BASELINE AFTER 10 WEEKS OF INTERVENTION.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms
CHANGE FROM BASELINE AFTER 10 WEEKS OF THE INTERVENTION.
PTSD as measured by the STRESS (Structured Trauma-Related Experiences and Symptoms Screener). Self-report PTSD scale, higher scores mean greater symptoms of PTSD (e.g., worse outcome). Total score sum may range from 0 to 68.
CHANGE FROM BASELINE AFTER 10 WEEKS OF THE INTERVENTION.
Anxiety Symptoms
CHANGE FROM BASELINE AFTER 10 WEEKS OF THE INTERVENTION.
Anxiety as measured by the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7). Self-report anxiety scale, higher scores mean greater symptoms of anxiety (e.g., worse outcome). Total score sum may range from 0 to 21.
CHANGE FROM BASELINE AFTER 10 WEEKS OF THE INTERVENTION.
Self-Efficacy
CHANGE FROM BASELINE AFTER 10 WEEKS OF INTERVENTION.
Self-Efficacy measured by New General Self-Efficacy Scale (NGSES). Self-report measure. Higher scores indicate greater perceived ability to accomplish goals and overcome challenges (example item: "I will be able to achieve most of the goals that I have set for myself.") Total score sum may range from 0 to 48. Higher scores indicate better outcome.
CHANGE FROM BASELINE AFTER 10 WEEKS OF INTERVENTION.
Depression Symptoms
CHANGE FROM BASELINE AFTER 10 WEEKS OF THE INTERVENTION.
Depression as measured by the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9). Self-report depression scale, higher scores mean greater symptoms of depression (e.g., worse outcome). Total score sum may range from 0 to 27.
CHANGE FROM BASELINE AFTER 10 WEEKS OF THE INTERVENTION.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
J. W.
Jeffrey Winer, Research Fellow
Boston Children's Hospital

Patient Q & A Section

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

What are the signs of stress, psychological?

Psychological stress leads to increased cortisol in saliva which is used as a measure of stress in humans. This increased cortisol level is the reason for the symptoms of stress. For example, increased skin wrinkling, dry hair and acne are signs of stress when the level of cortisol rises to excess. The level of stress increases in times of conflict or in stressful life events, and at times when the person is not well. Stress can also be measured in saliva when assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Stress can even trigger physical symptoms, as in the case of headaches during panic attacks.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can stress, psychological be cured?

No improvement in psychological stress was found after 12 weeks. This confirms that psychological change is a process, not a state. In contrast, stress reduction was associated with improved emotional health.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How many people get stress, psychological a year in the United States?

The American Heart Association estimates 3 million Americans will develop cardiovascular disease at some point in life in the next 10 years. About 2.4 million of the 3 million Americans will be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. About 1.5 million will die of cardiovascular disease before their 50th birthdays. Many people will develop cardiovascular disease before they are diagnosed with a psychological, metabolic, or psychiatric disorder. However, this does not mean that all people have a disposition for cardiovascular disease.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are common treatments for stress, psychological?

Various techniques aimed at relieving stress or reducing its consequences with the most proven evidence include relaxation techniques and exercise-based therapies. Medication that can be used to manage or reduce the effects of stress include antidepressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and newer agents such as tetrabenazine. Techniques aiming to reduce stress include counseling and social support. These treatments are most effective when used in conjunction, often simultaneously, with techniques that directly affect the underlying cause for stress or depressive states such as medication. As such, evidence-based therapies for stress, as well as psychological treatments for depressive disorders, are not so much an adjunct as an essential part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is stress, psychological?

Stress, psychologically, is a condition that a person experiences due to a change in situation or event that a person does not have the ability to control. This change can cause the release of the stress hormone, adrenaline. Stress can be stressful; for example, if a person faces an overwhelming task, such as having to complete a major examination, their stress levels rise greatly. Stress can also be a feeling that comes about with a strong reaction to an event or change.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes stress, psychological?

Psychological stress is an important factor that is involved in the etiology of some chronic diseases, including arthritis. Understanding the psychological processes involved in stress can help prevent and treat arthritis and other chronic diseases.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the average age someone gets stress, psychological?

Findings from a recent study are very significant and provide important insights into the epidemiology of psychological and stress-related disorders. Both sexes are equally affected, but the older people get, the more of the disorders the individual suffers from.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is trauma systems therapy for refugees group intervention?

The findings of this study confirm the value of PST for reducing PTSD symptom severity and the need for support from family members after a trauma. Furthermore, PST should be considered as the first line of an integrated intervention for addressing mental health needs after trauma.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the common side effects of trauma systems therapy for refugees group intervention?

The authors found that the TST approach to refugee group psychotherapy is an effective form of psychotherapy that reduces posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. However, the authors' findings also suggest that the TMT approach may be associated with a modest degree of stress, anxiety, and depression in resettlement participants during the initial transition period immediately following reunification.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the primary cause of stress, psychological?

The significant differences between the current and past results in a healthy group of young women suggest that the causes of stress were in a more subtle degree of social stressors (especially in the absence of a relationship) rather than in psychological stress, and this may explain the different results in this study.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Does stress, psychological run in families?

We found evidence that in our family, early-life stress does influence the occurrence of chronic disease in middle-life. Further studies are needed to clarify the importance of examining the genetic basis of these effects.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Does trauma systems therapy for refugees group intervention improve quality of life for those with stress, psychological?

The intervention was effective in assisting refugees with a stressful situation by having significant gains in the quality of life domains of social relationships, family life, coping skills, and sense of personal stability. The intervention had a positive effect across a number of subscales.

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