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Registration number
Ethics application status
Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
'OCD? Not Me! Curtin On-line Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment for Young People
Scientific title
An open trial of a fully automated computer self-help cognitive-behavioural intervention for youth with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Secondary ID [1] 281910 0
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 288309 0
Condition category
Condition code
Mental Health 288663 288663 0 0

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
8 modules of Self-Help Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy provided via a fully on-line automated program. Modules completed at pace of participant within a maximum time period of 2 months. Psychoeducation, behavioural experiments (exposure) and cognitive-restructring make up the intervention. Each module is a mixture of psychoeducation via written material and video vignettes along with interactive exercises and quizes to ensure concepts are learnt. Upon completion of each module an email is automatically generated back to the parent/guardian explaining the module completed and providing within the body of the email written information regarding helpful strategies to support the child in their treatment completion.
Intervention code [1] 286477 0
Treatment: Other
Comparator / control treatment
No Treatment
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 288809 0
Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms assessed using the Childrens Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale
Timepoint [1] 288809 0
Participants will be assessed twice, initially at pre-intervention and then again following the intervention
Primary outcome [2] 288820 0
The Child OCD Impact Scale-Revised (COIS-R) to assess OCD-related functional impairment
Timepoint [2] 288820 0
Participants assessed twice, initially at pre-intervention and then again following the intervention
Secondary outcome [1] 301044 0
Self-esteem Scale: Self-esteem has been found to have strong relationships with levels of happiness and school achievement. This 10-item scale measures general self-esteem and has excellent reliability and validity (Rosenberg, 1979).
Timepoint [1] 301044 0
Participants will be assessed twice, initially at pre-intervention and then agian following the intervention
Secondary outcome [2] 301062 0
Strengths and Difficulties: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ-S) (Goodman, 1999). The student version of the Extended Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ-S) (Goodman, 1999) will measure child reports of internalising problems. The SDQ-S, a 25-item scale measures internalizing & externalising symptoms, & the burden of these symptoms. It contains five 5-item subscales, hyperactivity, emotional symptoms (anxiety & depression), conduct problems, peer problems, & pro-social behaviour. The impact section includes social impairment in home life, friendships, classroom learning & leisure activities. Reliability has been established with internal consistency coefficients of .82 for the total scale & .75 for the emotional problems subscale.
Timepoint [2] 301062 0
Particiapnts assessed twice, at pre-intervention and then again following the intervention

Key inclusion criteria
Primary diagnosis of OCD and have a score of 5 or more on the Short OCD Screener (SOCS). This screening measure will be used to determine eligibility to complete the program. It consists of 7 items including two items that assess interference from symptoms. A score of 5 or greater indicates probable OCD.
Participants must be currently living in Australia.
Minimum age
12 Years
Maximum age
18 Years
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
Suicide risk, extreme O-C Symptoms

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Non-randomised trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Convenience sample of those individuals who wish to receive computer-based treatment
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Not applicable
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Single group
Other design features
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis
Pre-post within-subjects design

Recruitment status
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 286700 0
Government body
Name [1] 286700 0
Commonwealth Government
Address [1] 286700 0
GPO Box 9848
ACT 2601
Country [1] 286700 0
Primary sponsor type
Curtin University
Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
WA 6845
Secondary sponsor category [1] 285471 0
Name [1] 285471 0
Address [1] 285471 0
Country [1] 285471 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Ethics committee name [1] 288766 0
Curtin Human Research Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [1] 288766 0
Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
WA 6845
Ethics committee country [1] 288766 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 288766 0
Approval date [1] 288766 0
Ethics approval number [1] 288766 0

Brief summary
The overall goal of this project is to develop an online CBT based self-help program for children and adolescents with OCD which incorporates families and carers in the treatment plan. This will fill the current gap between psychoeducation only and high intensity face-to-face assessment and therapy. Consistent with the proposed actions of the research plan, this program will improve the support given to and build the resilience of families and carers of young people with OCD, expand community based youth mental health services, and provide an accessible and targeted treatment to those young people who do not require immediate high intensity intervention.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Principal investigator
Name 37674 0
A/Prof Clare Rees
Address 37674 0
School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
Bentley WA 6845
Country 37674 0
Phone 37674 0
+61 8 9266 3442
Fax 37674 0
Email 37674 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 37675 0
A/Prof Clare Rees
Address 37675 0
School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
Bentley WA 6845
Country 37675 0
Phone 37675 0
+61 8 9266 3442
Fax 37675 0
Email 37675 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 37676 0
A/Prof Clare Rees
Address 37676 0
School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
Bentley WA 6845
Country 37676 0
Phone 37676 0
+61 8 9266 3442
Fax 37676 0
Email 37676 0

No information has been provided regarding IPD availability
Summary results
No Results