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Implementing Evidence in the Detection and Treatment of Post Stroke Depression

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2006 by Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by:
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center Identifier:
First received: February 22, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2006
History: No changes posted

Post Stroke Depression(PSD)is a high volume condition with negative impact on patient recovery after stroke. The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a system intervention to improve the proportion of veterans screened and started on treatment for PSD.

The secondary aim is evaluate whether a patient-based self-management intervention provides any additional benefit compared to usual care.

Condition Intervention
Mental Health Neurology Health Services Behavioral: self management of PSD symptoms Procedure: screening and treatment of PSD

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center:


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

Inclusion Criteria:

Aim 1 - veterans with ischemic stroke hospitalized at any of the VISN 8 or 11 facilities during the 18th month enrollment period.

Aim 2 - veterans hospitalized at the Indianapolis or Gainesville VAMC's.

Exclusion Criteria:

Aim 1 - none

Aim 2 - 18 or younger, unable to speak or understand English, severe cognitive impairments, no access to telephone, not willing to follow-up at VA for outpatient care, unwilling to participate in interviews and/or life expectancy less than 6 months.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00296140

United States, Florida
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health Administration Not yet recruiting
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32608
United States, Indiana
Richard L. Roudebush VAMC Not yet recruiting
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Contact: Laurie D. Plue, MA    317-554-0000 ext 2351   
Contact: Monta L. Gazvoda    317-554-0000 ext 2004   
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Principal Investigator: Linda S. Williams, MD RLR VAMC, Indiana Univerisity
  More Information Identifier: NCT00296140     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IMV 04-096
Study First Received: February 22, 2006
Last Updated: February 22, 2006 processed this record on August 23, 2017