DoD PTSD November 13 - Information Processing Modification in the Treatment of PTSD

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nader Amir, San Diego State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00604045
First received: January 16, 2008
Last updated: February 11, 2014
Last verified: January 2008
Results First Received: December 13, 2013  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Interventions: Behavioral: Attention Bias Modification (ABM)
Behavioral: Attention Control Condition (ACC)

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
1 Attention Bias Modification (ABM) The ABM comprised a probe detection paradigm described above, modified to facilitate the allocation of attention away from threatening material. In this task, the probe always replaced the neutral word. Stimuli comprised a different set of 12 threat-neutral word pairs different than those used in the attention bias assessment. Participants completed 288 training trials: 2 (probe type) x 2 (probe location) x 2 (threat location) x 12 (threat-neutral word pairs) x 3 (repetition). Thus, although there were no explicit instructions to direct attention away from threat words, on all trials, the position of the neutral word indicated the position of the probe.
2 Attention Control Condition (ACC) The ACC condition was identical to the ABM procedure with the exception that the probe appeared with equal frequency in the position of the threat and neutral words, such that attention was neither trained towards nor away from threat.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    1 Attention Bias Modification (ABM)     2 Attention Control Condition (ACC)  
STARTED     15     10  
COMPLETED     14     9  
NOT COMPLETED     1     1  



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
1 Attention Bias Modification (ABM) The ABM comprised a probe detection paradigm described above, modified to facilitate the allocation of attention away from threatening material. In this task, the probe always replaced the neutral word. Stimuli comprised a different set of 12 threat-neutral word pairs different than those used in the attention bias assessment. Participants completed 288 training trials: 2 (probe type) x 2 (probe location) x 2 (threat location) x 12 (threat-neutral word pairs) x 3 (repetition). Thus, although there were no explicit instructions to direct attention away from threat words, on all trials, the position of the neutral word indicated the position of the probe.
2 Attention Control Condition (ACC) The ACC condition was identical to the ABM procedure with the exception that the probe appeared with equal frequency in the position of the threat and neutral words, such that attention was neither trained towards nor away from threat.
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Baseline Measures
    1 Attention Bias Modification (ABM)     2 Attention Control Condition (ACC)     Total  
Number of Participants  
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  15     10     25  
Age  
[units: participants]
     
<=18 years     0     0     0  
Between 18 and 65 years     15     10     25  
>=65 years     0     0     0  
Gender  
[units: participants]
     
Female     1     1     2  
Male     14     9     23  
Region of Enrollment  
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United States     15     10     25  



  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist-Military Version (PCL-M)   [ Time Frame: Pre-Treatment, Post-Treatment (after 4 weeks of treatment) ]


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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Dr. Nader Amir
Organization: San Diego State University/University of California Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
phone: 6192293740
e-mail: namir@mail.sdsu.edu


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Responsible Party: Nader Amir, San Diego State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00604045     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PT075321, PT075321
Study First Received: January 16, 2008
Results First Received: December 13, 2013
Last Updated: February 11, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board