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Peer Mentoring for Persons With Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00205205
First Posted: September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison
  Purpose
A peer mentoring program for persons with SCI was developed. Individuals who experienced SCI in the past and have adapted well functionally were asked to serve as mentors for individuals with newly-acquired SCI. These individuals undergo volunteer and peer mentoring training prior to mentoring activities. They are a subset of the study participants. We are tracking their satisfaction with life, positive and negative affect, life adjustment, depression, and social support over time. We hypothesize that measures of adjustment will become more positive as involvement as a mentor increases. The second subset of study participants are the individuals with newly-acquired SCI. They complete a baseline assessment of the measures listed above and then at 6 months, one year, and two years after match with a mentor. We also collect information about the quantity and quality of the mentoring sessions from both the mentor and mentee. We hypothesize that the mentee's adjustment will be positively influenced by the number and quality of the mentoring sessions. Due to the relatively small number of SCI per year in our program, we opted to offer the mentoring program to all individuals with newly acquired SCI, thus there is no control group.

Condition Intervention
Spinal Cord Injury Behavioral: peer mentoring

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Peer Mentoring for Persons With Spinal Cord Injury: Program Satisfaction and Outcome for Mentor/Mentee

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Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • satisfaction with life, positive and negative affect, life adjustment, depression, and social support

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • is the mentee's adjustment positively influenced by the number and quality of the mentoring sessions

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • experienced a SCI

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no severe traumatic brain injury
  • no severe psychiatric disturbance
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00205205


Locations
United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jack Sherman University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

Publications:
Veith, E.M., Sherman, J.E., Pellino, T.A. Yasui, T.Y. (2006). Qualitative analysis of the peer-mentoring relationship among individuals with spinal cord injury, Rehabilitation Psychology, 51, 289-298.

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00205205     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M-2003-0505
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2015
Last Verified: June 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System