Effectiveness of a 24 Hour Phone Line on the Rate of Suicide Attempts in Borderline Patients
|Borderline Personality Disorder||Other: 24 hour phone line Other: treatment as usual|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of a 24 Hour Phone Line on the Rate of Suicide Attempts in Borderline Patients|
- Rate of suicide attempts [ Time Frame: Annual ]
- rate of self injurious behaviors [ Time Frame: annual ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patient benefits from treatment as usual plus access to a crisis 24 hour phone line.
Other: 24 hour phone line
24 hour phone line is available as soon as the patient himself feels necessary. This phone line is supported by professionals of mental health, all specialised in borderline personality disorder
Active Comparator: 2
Patient benefits from treatment as usual
Other: treatment as usual
Treatment as usual
Borderline personality disorder is very frequent among psychiatric populations, and chronic suicidality is a major problem in clinical practice with borderline patients. In a lot of countries, suicide prevention centers are available, but most of these centers are not supervised by professionals of mental health, and none is specifically oriented to the borderline population.
The main goal of this study is to assess the effectiveness of a 24 hour crisis phone line on the rate of suicide attempts in a clinical population of borderline patients (the effectiveness of this phone line access on the rate of self-injurious behaviours will also be studied).
In this multicentric controlled trial, 600 borderline patients (men or women, in or out-patients, between 18 and 40 years-old) are randomized in two arms :
- one with treatment as usual
- one with treatment as usual, PLUS one year of access to a 24 hour crisis phone line (with a team of psychiatrists specialized in borderline personality disorder).
All patients are assessed with standardized instruments (interviewers are blind to the patient's status), at entry (T1) and one year later (T2).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00603421
|Hôpital St Anne|
|Paris, France, 75014|
|Hopital Cochin Centre de recherche Clinique Paris Centre|
|Paris, France, 75679|
|Principal Investigator:||Alexandra Pham-Scottez, MD||Centre Hospitalier Sainte Anne|