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Operation Worth Living Project With Suicidal Soldiers at Ft. Stewart (OWL)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2014 by The Catholic University of America
University of Washington
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David A. Jobes, Ph.D., The Catholic University of America Identifier:
First received: February 17, 2011
Last updated: July 8, 2014
Last verified: July 2014

This is a randomized clinical trial comparing the use of new clinical intervention (the "Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality--CAMS") versus enhanced care as usual for suicidal Soldiers who are seen at outpatient mental health clinics at Ft. Stewart GA.

Condition Intervention
Suicidal Ideation Active
Suicidal and Self-injurious Behavior
Behavioral: The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality
Behavioral: Enhanced Care as Usual

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Clinical Trial of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality Versus Enhanced Care as Usual for Suicidal Soldiers

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Further study details as provided by The Catholic University of America:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Scale for Suicidal Ideation [ Time Frame: SSI changes from baseline, to post-treatment, and at 1, 3, 6, 12 months follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Industry standard for self-report suicidal ideation

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall symptom distress [ Time Frame: Baseline, post treatment, 1, 3, 6, 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Outcome Questionnaire-45

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: March 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: CAMS
Collaborative assessment and treatments that target problems that lead to suicidal thinking and behavior.
Behavioral: The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality
Intensive outpatient, suicide-focused, psychotherapy designed to target and treat the "drivers" of suicidal ideation and behaviors.
Active Comparator: Enhanced Care as Usual
This control group treatment will reflect current clinical practices for treating suicidal soldiers in the research site setting
Behavioral: Enhanced Care as Usual
This is just standard outpatient mental health care that is routinely provided in the study site outpatient clinic


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Active duty Army personnel at FSGA
  • Significant suicidal ideation
  • Soldier is appropriate under FSGA policies
  • Consent at baseline and follow up
  • Consent to randomization and being digitally recorded

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant psychosis, cognitive or physical impairment to not give consent
  • Judicially ordered treatments
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01300169

Contact: Bradley A. Singer, MSW 912-767-8888
Contact: David A. Jobes, Ph.D. 202-319-5761

United States, Georgia
Fort Stewart Soldier Resiliency Center Recruiting
Ft. Stewart, Georgia, United States, 31314
Contact: Bradley A Singer, MSW    912-767-8888   
Contact: McRae Philip, Psy.D.    912-767-7301    Philip.S.McRae@US.ARMY.MIL   
Principal Investigator: Bradley A. Singer, MSW         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Catholic University of America
University of Washington
Principal Investigator: David A. Jobes, Ph.D. The Catholic University of America
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: David A. Jobes, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, The Catholic University of America Identifier: NCT01300169     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CUA-001, 09134002
Study First Received: February 17, 2011
Last Updated: July 8, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by The Catholic University of America:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Self-Injurious Behavior
Suicidal Ideation
Behavioral Symptoms
Suicide processed this record on November 24, 2014