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Characterization of Recently Deployed Veterans

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00451659
First Posted: March 23, 2007
Last Update Posted: March 23, 2007
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Information provided by:
Tuscaloosa Research & Education Advancement Corporation
  Purpose
This study is a retrospective chart review of recently deployed veterans who served during the Iraq conflicts and were seen at the TVAMC in the outpatient Primary Care outpatient clinic that was recently set-up for newly returning veterans since its inception through July 1, 2005. Identical data will be collected on non-combat veterans that were seen in other primary care clinics at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center during June 2004 and July 1, 2005. This information will be used for comparison with the Iraqi veterans group. The data will be retrieved from a computerized list of these patients. Charts will then be examined to determine sociodemographic, medical, psychiatric, and health care utilization characteristics.

Condition Phase
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Phase 3

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Characterization of Recently Deployed Veterans

Further study details as provided by Tuscaloosa Research & Education Advancement Corporation:

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: February 2005
Study Completion Date: February 2007
Detailed Description:

The information will also be used internally at the TVAMC to better define treatment needs and also used in presentations and possible publications at professional meetings and in journals.

While this study is designed to be hypothesis generating for large prospective studies, we hypothesize that a majority of the recently deployed veterans who served in the Iraq conflict are in need of basic primary health care needs for illnesses that are common place among patients within this age group, except for a higher than expected prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders compared to usual primary care treatment-seeking populations.

This study is a retrospective chart review of recently deployed veterans who served during the Iraq conflicts and were seen at the TVAMC in the outpatient Primary Care outpatient clinic that was recently set-up for newly returning veterans since its inception through July 1, 2005. Identical data will be collected on non-combat veterans that were seen in other primary care clinics at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center during June 2004 and July 1, 2005. This information will be used for comparison with the Iraqi veterans group. The data will be retrieved from a computerized list of these patients. Charts will then be examined to determine sociodemographic, medical, psychiatric, and health care utilization characteristics.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female patients, any race or ethic origin, at least 19 years of age
  • Patients must have been seen by a provider in the outpatient Primary Care Clinic that has recently been set-up to serve recently deployed veterans who served during the Iraq conflict

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who did not serve during the Iraq conflict
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00451659


Locations
United States, Alabama
TVAMC
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, 35404
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tuscaloosa Research & Education Advancement Corporation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lori L Davis, MD TVAMC
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00451659     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0053
First Submitted: March 21, 2007
First Posted: March 23, 2007
Last Update Posted: March 23, 2007
Last Verified: March 2007

Keywords provided by Tuscaloosa Research & Education Advancement Corporation:
PTSD
Veterans
Deployed

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders