Tindall, L, Scott, AJ, Biggs, K, Hayward, E, Wilson, J, Cooper, C, Hargate, R, Wright, B and Gega, L (2022) The alleviating specific phobias in children trial: Challenges and solutions to implementing a randomized controlled trial in clinical services. Frontiers in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1. ISSN 2813-4540

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<jats:p>In 2015, The Alleviating Specific Phobias Experienced by Children Trial (ASPECT) was commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of multi-session Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for specific phobias in children and young people (CYP) (aged 7–16), with a briefer variant called One Session Treatment (OST). From 2016 to 2020, ASPECT recruited <jats:italic>n</jats:italic> = 274 CYP with specific phobias and their families from across England, including 26 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) centres, three voluntary sector centers and one University-based wellbeing service. Whilst the trial successfully reached its recruitment target, the challenges experienced in its delivery highlight the difficulties of embedding child and adolescent research into clinical settings and routine practice. Using ASPECT as a case in point, this paper explores these challenges and provides important insights and considerations of potential benefit to others conducting research within the field of child and adolescent mental health.</jats:p>

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Additional Information: © 2022 Tindall, Scott, Biggs, Hayward, Wilson, Cooper, Hargate, Wright and Gega. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2022 12:46
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 12:46
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/11651

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