Patient and Provider Outcomes of E-Learning Training in Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Medical University of South Carolina
Washington Psychological Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00905827
First received: May 19, 2009
Last updated: April 21, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

Suicide prevention among military Veterans has become a national priority; yet, there is a gap in suicide-specific intervention training for mental health students and professionals. The need for training in this area has become even more acute with the recent hiring by the Veterans Health Affairs (VHA) of thousands of clinicians to address the mental health needs of Veterans from all war eras. Since e-learning (online) education is more effective than traditional in-person (face-to-face) education for adult learners when methods, such as blended learning, are used, this mode of delivery may more easily meet the training and continuing education needs of busy medical professionals who may find it easier to fit online education into their daily schedules.

A well developed in-person training approach known as the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (or CAMS) has been recommended in systematic reviews as an effective tool for assessing and managing suicidality, as well as decreasing providers' fears, improving their attitudes, increasing their knowledge, confidence, and competence, and dispelling myths. The overall aims of this project were to develop an e-learning alternative for the CAMS program, determine its effectiveness relative to in-person CAMS training, and assess factors that may relate to adoption and implementation of CAMS in general and specifically through e-learning and in-person modalities.


Condition Intervention
Suicide
Behavioral: CAMS

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Patient and Provider Outcomes of E-Learning Training in Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality

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Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Suicide morbidity and mortality [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • health service utilization [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • provider adherence [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 212
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1
provider in person training (80 providers who serve 160 patients)
Behavioral: CAMS
Collaborative assessment management in suicidality
Experimental: Arm 2
e-learning training (80 providers who serve 160 patients)
Behavioral: CAMS
Collaborative assessment management in suicidality
No Intervention: Arm 3
Control Group-no training

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   22 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mental health providers, psychiatrist, social workers, psychologist, advanced practice nurses and case managers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous CAMS Training
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00905827

Locations
United States, Alabama
VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35233
VA Medical Center, Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, 35404
United States, Georgia
Atlanta VA Medical and Rehab Center, Decatur, GA
Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30033
United States, South Carolina
Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29401-5799
Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia SC
Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29209
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of South Carolina
Washington Psychological Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kathryn M. Magruder, PhD MPH BA Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston
  More Information

Publications:

Responsible Party: Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00905827     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EDU 08-424, 19016
Study First Received: May 19, 2009
Last Updated: April 21, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:
suicide
assessment
management
Provider Training
health services

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Suicide
Behavioral Symptoms
Self-Injurious Behavior

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 20, 2014