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Controlled Trial of Mental Health Interventions for Torture Survivors in Kurdistan

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paul Bolton, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00925262
First received: June 3, 2009
Last updated: May 1, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

June 3, 2009
May 1, 2013
June 2009
February 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
depression symptom severity [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
depression symptom severity [ Time Frame: assessment just before beginning intervention and at completion of intervention (3-5 months later) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00925262 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • ability to carry out routine tasks and activities [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • anxiety symptom severity [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • traumatic grief symptom severity [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • ability to carry out routine tasks and activities [ Time Frame: assessment just before beginning intervention and at completion of intervention (3-5 months later) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • anxiety symptom severity [ Time Frame: assessment just before beginning intervention and at completion of intervention (3-5 months later) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity [ Time Frame: assessment just before beginning intervention and at completion of intervention (3-5 months later) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • traumatic grief symptom severity [ Time Frame: assessment just before beginning intervention and at completion of intervention (3-5 months later) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Controlled Trial of Mental Health Interventions for Torture Survivors in Kurdistan
A Controlled Trial of Mental Health Interventions for Common Mental Health Problems Experienced by Torture Survivors Living in Kurdistan, Iraq.

The purpose of this study is to determine the relative effectiveness of three different mental health counseling interventions in the treatment of mental health problems commonly affecting torture and trauma survivors living in Kurdistan, Iraq.

See above

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Depression
  • Behavioral: Cognitive Processing Therapy
    an adaptation of cognitive behavioral therapy used to address mental health effects of trauma exposure
    Other Name: CPT
  • Behavioral: Behavioral Activation
    form of counseling intervention to promote positive behaviors and reduce negative behaviors as a means of reducing depression symptomatology and severity
    Other Name: BA
  • Behavioral: nonspecific counseling
    nonspecific counseling interventions useful for a broad range of mental health and psychosocial problems.
  • Experimental: Cognitive Processing Therapy
    An adaptation of cognitive behavioral therapy, focusing on treatment for persons suffering mental health effects of trauma
    Intervention: Behavioral: Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Experimental: Behavioral Activation
    A form of counseling therapy that emphasizes enhancing pleasurable behaviors and minimizing negative behaviors as a means to reducing depression symptomatology.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Behavioral Activation
  • Experimental: non-specific counseling
    a collection of counseling skills suitable for a broad range of mental health and psychosocial problems and not designed for specific disorders. This particular version was developed by a collaborator -Heartland Alliance - for use with torture survivors.
    Intervention: Behavioral: nonspecific counseling
  • No Intervention: wait control
    persons in this study arm will not receive active treatment as part of the study but will be monitored during the study and offered treatment after 3-5 months of waiting.
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
530
October 2011
February 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • at least 18 years old
  • Kurdish
  • torture survivor
  • currently has significant depression symptomatology.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • danger to self or others
  • already receiving treatment from our treatment provider
  • not mentally competent to provide informed consent.
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Iraq
 
NCT00925262
BoltonP-1
No
Paul Bolton, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Principal Investigator: Paul A Bolton, MB BS Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
May 2013

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