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Traumatic Brain Injury Among Homeless Veterans

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
The National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lisa Brenner, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01120054
First received: May 6, 2010
Last updated: November 24, 2014
Last verified: November 2014
  Purpose

Objectives include: 1) establishing a psychometrically sound traumatic brain injury (TBI) screening measure for use among homeless veterans; 2) identifying the prevalence of those that screen positive for TBI among homeless veterans seeking VA services; and 3) comparing psychiatric and psychosocial outcomes between those with and without a history of TBI.


Condition
Traumatic Brain Injury
Homelessness

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Traumatic Brain Injury Among Homeless Veterans

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Further study details as provided by VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • OSU TBI-ID [ Time Frame: One Time ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    History of TBI


Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: May 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Short-term Objectives include:

  1. Establishing the criterion-related validity of the Traumatic Brain Injury-4 (TBI-4) questionnaire in the Veteran homeless population using the Ohio State University TBI-Identification Method (OSU TBI-ID) (Corrigan et al., 2007) as the gold standard for establishing traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnosis.
  2. Identifying the prevalence of those that screen positive for a lifetime history of TBI among homeless Veterans.
  3. Comparing psychiatric outcomes (psychiatric hospitalizations, suicide attempts and deaths, and clinical contacts) and psychosocial outcomes between those with and without a lifetime history of TBI.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 89 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Homeless Veterans

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 18 years of age, seeking homeless services at one of the VA Homeless Services Programs.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Failure to provide informed consent, not older than 89 years of age.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01120054

Locations
United States, Colorado
Department of Veterans Affairs, Eastern Colorado Health Care System
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80220
United States, Florida
Tampa VAMC
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
United States, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia VAMC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
The National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lisa A. Brenner, Ph. D. Department of Veterans Affairs
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Lisa Brenner, Director, VISN 19 MIRECC, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01120054     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-0170
Study First Received: May 6, 2010
Last Updated: November 24, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Homelessness

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Injuries
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 25, 2014