Trial document





This trial has been registered retrospectively.
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  DRKS00022875

Trial Description

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Title

The initial phase in outpatient group psychotherapy - Pilot study based on 2500 patient data and a patient and therapist survey

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Trial Acronym

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URL of the Trial

https://pt-ambulanz.at/oagg/forschung/

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Brief Summary in Lay Language

What does it take so that patients can arrive safely at group therapy treatment?
How do patients experience the first units in group psychotherapy? What does it depend on (with regard to the patient, the therapist and the treatment) wheter a therapeutic alliance will develop with the therapist and the group?
We address these questions in a multimodal and method-pluralistic study using interviews, group discussions and the evaluation of data from the database of the psychotherapeutic ambulance.

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Brief Summary in Scientific Language

The initial phase in the process of group psychotherapy is of great importance for successful treatment. This particularly applies to the promotion of group cohesion and the establishment of a therapeutic working alliance in the group. A deeper understanding of the possible dropout of patients in this phase of the psychotherapy process is important both for the setting-specific design of the therapy and for the psychotherapeutic approach in therapeutic treatment. This field is currently comparatively sparsely researched and defined inconsistently.

Based on more than 1500 retrospective case data from the ÖAGG psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic (PTA), the pilot study is dedicated to the initial phase in group psychotherapy. After the first 10 sessions, patients leave the group therapy setting much less frequently. It can therefore be assumed that the therapeutic relationships are established in these first sessions.

The aim of the study is a first reconstruction of the circumstances of patients leaving the group within this critical time window.
First, over 2500 cases of the database are analyzed quantitatively in retrospect using disorder-specific factors, socio-economic data and treatment-specific parameters and evaluated with regard to possible risk and protection constellations for successful treatment.
A deep hermeneutic and documentary interpretation of group discussions with participating psychotherapists on the one hand and telephone interviews with participating patients on the other hand provide qualitative insights into the phase in question. This brings in the perspective of the patient as well as that of the therapist.

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

Yes

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Description IPD sharing plan:

Within the research network of the pta (Bertha von Suttner University and ÖAGG) the data will be processed jointly

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Organizational Data

  •   DRKS00022875
  •   2020/08/14
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  •   yes
  •   Approved
  •   0420, Ethikkommission der APG•IPS Personzentriertes Zentrum Carl Rogers
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Secondary IDs

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Health Condition or Problem studied

  •   F00-F99 -  Mental and behavioural disorders
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Interventions/Observational Groups

  •   All available patient data since the psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic was established (5 years) are evaluated retrospectively.

    Ten randomly selected patients from the psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic will be invited to a qualitative telephone interview.

    Outpatient therapists are invited to group discussions.
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Characteristics

  •   Non-interventional
  •   Observational study
  •   Single arm study
  •   Open (masking not used)
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  •   Uncontrolled/Single arm
  •   Other
  •   Single (group)
  •   N/A
  •   N/A
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Primary Outcome

Inclusion of six patients in a qualitative interview since April 2020;

Inclusion of five to eight psychotherapists in a group discussion in September 2020;

(evaluation of the qualitative data using documentary method);

Quantitative, retrospective evaluation of patient data from the database of the outpatient clinic since July 2020

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Secondary Outcome

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Countries of Recruitment

  •   Austria
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Locations of Recruitment

  • Medical Center 
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Recruitment

  •   Actual
  •   2020/04/23
  •   18
  •   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

psychotherapists: host of at least one psychotherapeutic group at the ambulance at the moment

patients: participation in min. one and max. ten group psychotherapy sessions at the ambulance in the last year; drop-out of group psychotherapy

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Exclusion Criteria

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Addresses

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    • ÖAGG-psychotherapeutische Ambulanz
    • Ms.  Mag.  Vanja  Poncioni-Rusnov 
    • Marxergasse 25
    • 1030  Wien
    • Austria
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    • Bertha von Suttner Privatuniversität St. Pölten GmbH
    • Ms.  Univ.-Prof. Dr.  Aglaja  Przyborski 
    • Matthias Corvinus-Straße 15
    • 3100  St. Pölten
    • Austria
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    • Österreichischer Arbeitskreis für Gruppentherapie und Gruppendynamik
    • Mr.  Hon.-Prof. Dr.  Günter  Dietrich 
    • Lenaugasse 3
    • 1080  Wien
    • Austria
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    • ÖAGG-psychotherapeutische Ambulanz
    • Ms.  Mag.  Hannah  Bischof 
    • Marxergasse 25
    • 1030  Wien
    • Austria
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    • ÖAGG-psychotherapeutische Ambulanz
    • Ms.  Mag.  Hannah  Bischof 
    • Marxergasse 25
    • 1030  Wien
    • Austria
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Sources of Monetary or Material Support

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    • ÖAGG-psychotherapeutische Ambulanz
    • Ms.  Mag.  Vanja  Poncioni-Rusnov 
    • Marxergasse 25
    • 1030  Wien
    • Austria
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Status

  •   Recruiting complete, follow-up complete
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  •   2020/12/21
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  •   18
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Trial Publications, Results and other Documents

  •   Publikation der Studie in der Zeitschrift psychotherapie forum
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