Trial document




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  DRKS00019864

Trial Description

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Title

The influence of rumination on self-directed aggressive behaviour – an analogue study

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Trial Acronym

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URL of the Trial

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Brief Summary in Lay Language

Rumination is defined as a problem-oriented, repetitive reflection about stressful events or negative affective states. Rumination is thought to be linked to both the maintenance of depression and aggressive behaviour. This study aims to examine if the induction of a ruminative thinking style leads to active and passive self-directed aggressive behaviour in a healthy sample.

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Brief Summary in Scientific Language

Rumination is defined as a problem-oriented, repetitive reflection about stressful events or negative affective states. The response style theory suppose the involvement of rumination in the development and maintenance of depressive disorders.. Additionally, empirical results suggest rumination to be associated with other-directed and self-directed aggressive behaviour. However, it is unclear if rumination is causally involved in the development of aggressive behaviour. This analogue study aims to examine, whether the induction of a ruminative thinking style heightens the amount of frustration induced active and passive self-directed aggression.

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Do you plan to share individual participant data with other researchers?

Yes

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Description IPD sharing plan:

On request, data and all information necessary for their interpretation will be provided to other research groups.

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Organizational Data

  •   DRKS00019864
  •   2019/12/05
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  •   yes
  •   Approved
  •   18-11, Ethikkomission für empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Universität des Saarlandes
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Secondary IDs

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Health Condition or Problem studied

  •   F32 -  Depressive episode
  •   Self-directed aggression
  •   healthy volunteers
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Interventions/Observational Groups

  •   In a two-factorial within-subject design, the participants proceed through two manipulation-conditions (rumination-condition (Arm 1), distractor-condition (Arm 2)). During the rumination-condition, probands answer questions about stressful life-events. The questions consist of rumination related content (e.g., why did this happen to you?). Subsequently, the influence of the rumination-condition on self-directed aggression is measured using an adaptation of the self-aggression paradigm.
  •   In a two-factorial within-subject design, the participants proceed through two manipulation-conditions (rumination-condition (Arm 1), distractor-condition (Arm 2)). During the distractor-condition, probands answer questions about everyday events. The questions do not consist of rumination related content (e.g., why did this happen to you?). Subsequently, the influence of the distractor-condition on self-directed aggression is measured using an adaptation of the self-aggression paradigm.
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Characteristics

  •   Non-interventional
  •   Other
  •   Other
  •   Open (masking not used)
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  •   Other
  •   Basic research/physiological study
  •   Other
  •   N/A
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Primary Outcome

Comparison of the response behaviour in an adaptation of the self-aggression paradigm between the rumination-condition and distractor-condition of the analogue study. Interaction of the condition-dependent response behaviour and the survey measures (impulsivity, depressive symptoms, self-directed aggression, rumination style, general symptom severity, sense of coherence, self-worth, loneliness).

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Secondary Outcome

Secondary endpoints are associations between aggression, rumination, and depression questionnaires as wells as between these questionnaires and third variables (impulsivity, global symptom severity, sense of coherence, self-worth, loneliness).

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Countries of Recruitment

  •   Germany
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Locations of Recruitment

  • other 
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Recruitment

  •   Actual
  •   2019/11/11
  •   80
  •   Monocenter trial
  •   National
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Inclusion Criteria

  •   Both, male and female
  •   18   Years
  •   no maximum age
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Additional Inclusion Criteria

Psychology students (first semester)

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Exclusion Criteria

Vlinically relevant depressive symptomatology (Beck Depression Inventory II)

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Addresses

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Sources of Monetary or Material Support

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    • Universität des Saarlandes Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie
    • Ms.  Prof. Dr.  Tanja  Michael 
    • Campus, Geb. A1.3
    • 66123  Saarbrücken
    • Germany
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Status

  •   Recruiting ongoing
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Trial Publications, Results and other Documents

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