Practicing the Opposite (PTO) intervention for Conduct Disorder

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Boston Child Study Center, Boston, MA
Conduct Disorder+3 More
Practicing the Opposite (PTO) - Behavioral
Eligibility
< 18
All Sexes
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Study Summary

The aim of this study is to test the effectiveness of a single-session, digital intervention teaching the principle of practicing the opposite, when administered to youths on the waitlist for psychotherapy, with usual waitlist procedures as a control condition.

Eligible Conditions

  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

4 Primary · 5 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Trajectory of change in scores compared across intervention and control groups from baseline, through post-intervention, 2-week, and 1-month follow-up.

Week 1
Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Survey
Through study completion, an anticipated average of 6-months
Clinic Record Data
Trajectory of change in scores compared across intervention and control groups from baseline, through post-intervention, 2-week, and 1-month follow-up.
Perceived Control Scale for Children
Secondary Control Scale for Children
State Hope Scale
Year 1
Behavior and Feelings Survey (Youth and Parent Versions)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item scale (GAD-7)
Patient Health Questionnaire 8-item scale (PHQ-8)
Revised Children's Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS) Parent Version (Short Form)
immediately post-intervention
Feedback Questionnaire
pre-intervention
Demographic Questionnaire

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Practicing the Opposite (PTO) intervention
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

226 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Practicing the Opposite (PTO) intervention · No Placebo Group · N/A

Practicing the Opposite (PTO) intervention
Behavioral
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Practicing the Opposite (PTO) · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: trajectory of change in scores compared across intervention and control groups from baseline, through post-intervention, 2-week, and 1-month follow-up.

Trial Background

Katherine Venturo-Conerly, Principal Investigator
Principal Investigator
Harvard University
Closest Location: Boston Child Study Center · Boston, MA
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N/AFirst Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Conduct Disorder
0 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age < 18 · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.