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Multimodal music therapy (MT) for children ages 8 to 12 years with anxiety disorders is compared to community treatment as usual (TAU). 36 children were randomized either to MT or to TAU. Primary outcome is presence of an anxiety disorder at the end of treatment. Secondary outcomes are self- and parent-/teacher reported anxiety, co-morbid psychological symptoms, and quality of life. Stability of outcome is assessed six months after the end of treatment.
Patients were enrolled in a community clinic and in an outpatient clinic for child and adolescent psychiatry/psychotherapy. Inclusion criteria: diagnosis of an anxiety disorder (separation anxiety disorder, general anxiety disorder, social phobia, specific phobia, or other anxiety disorder); age 8-12; no medication or stable medication during treatment; IQ>80; informed consent of caregivers and informed assent of patients. Outcome measures. Kiddie-SADS; STAIC-C, SPAIC, CDI; SDQ teacher report; CBCL 4-18; ILK quality of life inventory. Assessment time points: pre-intervention; post-intervention; 6-months follow-up.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Multimodal music therapy, Community treatment as usual
University of Ulm
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:10:50-0400
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