Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit



Managing Repetitive Behaviours Parent Group Study/ MRB Study - Managing Repetitive Behaviours: A clinical and cost effectiveness trial of a parent group intervention to manage restricted and repetitive behaviours in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Study stage: Closed
Sponsor: Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Funder: NIHR HTA
Therapeutic area: Mental Health
Type of study: Non-clinical Intervention (behavioural intervention)

Aim: A multicentre randomised controlled trial of the MRB Intervention versus a Psychoeducation Parent Group (Learning About Autism; attentional control) in the management of restricted repetitive behaviours in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Primary Outcome: Clinical Global Impression - Improvement scale (CGI-I)
The improvement scores from the CGI-I will be taken from each randomised arm of the trial to inform the efficiency of the intervention. A cost per additional child achieving at least the target improvement in CGI-I scale will be calculated in each pathway.

Population: Adults and Paediatrics
Design: Randomised Control Trial (RCT)
Setting: Secondary Care
Planned Sample Size: 250 families