Medical Utilization in Israel During Second Intifada

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2006 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : July 11, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 11, 2006
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Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:
In this ecological study we examine the impact of stress from repeated terrorist attacks during the second initifada on medical utilization by the Israeli population. We hypothesize that in weeks following serious terror attacks there will be an increase in prescriptions for psychiatric medications and an increased number of unexplained somatic complaints. We will also examine associations with overall medical utlization. We will consider age, gender and effects of geographic poximity to location of attacks.

Condition or disease
Anxiety Depression Stress

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Medical Utilization, Psychotropic Prescriptions, and Somatic Complaints in Israel During the Second Intifada: An Ecological Study of the Impact of Stress.
Study Start Date : July 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Ecological study We will examine patterns of visits and prescirptions for all participants in two large health provider institutions in Israel.

Exclusion Criteria:

None - ecological study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00350675

Contact: Joshua D Lipsitz, PhD 972-3-530-3505 ext 114

Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Joshua D Lipsitz, PhD Gertner Institute, Sheba Medical Center
Study Chair: Raz Gross, MD Gertner Institute, Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT00350675     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-06-4194-RG-CTIL
First Posted: July 11, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 11, 2006
Last Verified: July 2006