Providing Mental Health Services to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Veterans

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2012 by VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gina Signoracci, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01476618
First received: November 7, 2011
Last updated: September 7, 2012
Last verified: September 2012

November 7, 2011
September 7, 2012
July 2011
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Semi-Structured Interview [ Time Frame: Interview conducted one time per participant (completion time: approximately 1 hour) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Semi-structured interview regarding provider experiences of providing mental health treatment to OIF/OEF Veterans. The interview takes approximately 1 hour to complete and is conducted one time with each participant.
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Providing Mental Health Services to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Veterans
Providing Mental Health Services to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Veterans: Provider Perspectives

The purpose of this study is to gather information from VISN 19 Denver VA mental health professionals regarding their perspectives of necessary resources to provide best practice mental health service to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/ Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Veterans. Specifically, this study aims to describe provider perspectives regarding the following: a) clinical needs of OIF/OEF Veterans; b) collaboration and referral processes; c) barriers to providing optimal treatment to this cohort d) provider needs and resources that may improve service delivery to this cohort; e) provider perspectives regarding psychiatric outcomes in this cohort; and f) professional satisfaction. Support for this study is provided by previous research evaluating Veteran's Administration (VA) needs to provide service to OIF/OEF Veterans (Sayer, et al. 2009; Friedmann-Sanchez, et al. 2008).

The above information will be obtained using semi-structured interview. Hypotheses are not provided as this is an exploratory qualitative study.

No hypotheses are associated with this study as this is a qualitative study wherein subjects will participate in a semi-structured interview developed specifically for this study, which serves as the outcome measure. Up to 30 providers will be interviewed.

Data Analysis Interviews will be transcribed in their entirety and de-identified. Dr. Signoracci and 4 additional MRIECC researchers will independently code each interview for themes. Finally, group meetings with Dr. Signoracci and MIRECC researchers will be held in order to achieve larger consensus regarding such unique and universal themes (Rubin & Rubin, 1995).

Any reporting of information regarding: a) length of time employed at Denver VA; b) length of time employed within VA system; c) provider professional title; d) provider degree; f) professional licenses held; g) clinic/service in which provide services will be done in the aggregate, across clinics. No individual data will be reported with respect to these items. Also, any selected quotes that are reported will remain de-identified.

Power analyses will not be conducted because no hypothesis quantitative testing is being done, and therefore there are no parameters to estimate. With qualitative designs one conducts interviews until reaching the saturation point. In other words, subsequent interviews do not yield any new information (Rubin & Rubin, 1995). Previous experience (Brenner et al., 2008) suggests that 25 completed interviews should provide a wide enough range of responses for important themes to emerge.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Denver VA Mental Health Providers Up to 30 providers will be interviewed.

Mental Health Services
Other: No Intervention
No Intervention
Denver VA OIF/OEF and mental health providers
Denver VA OIF/OEF and mental health providers
Intervention: Other: No Intervention
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Active, not recruiting
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October 2012
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria

  • Denver VA Mental Health Providers that provide mental health treatment to OIF/OEF Veterans
  • Age 18-70

Exclusion Criteria Denver VA providers that do not provide mental health to OIF/OEF Veterans

Both
18 Years to 70 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT01476618
11-0300
Yes
Gina Signoracci, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
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Principal Investigator: Gina M Signoracci, Ph.D. VISN 19 Denver VA MIRECC
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
September 2012

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