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Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment for Victims of Partner Violence

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00607412
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 5, 2008
Last Update Posted : May 11, 2011
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of California, San Diego

Brief Summary:
The goal of this study is to evaluate a psychotherapy for PTSD and substance use disorders among women who have experienced domestic violence. The hypothesis is that women who receive present-focused, integrated treatment will have greater PTSD symptom reduction and have less substance use after treatment than women in the control condition who will receive supportive therapy based on a 12-step approach.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
PTSD Substance Use Disorders Behavioral: Integrated psychotherapy for PTSD and substance use Behavioral: 12-step based supportive therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:
The goal of this study is to evaluate an integrated psychotherapy for PTSD and substance use disorders among female victims of intimate partner violence. The hypothesis is that women who receive present-focused, integrated treatment will have greater PTSD symptom reduction and have less substance use post-treatment than women in the control condition who will receive supportive therapy based on a 12-step approach.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: AUDs and PTSD Treatment for Victims of Partner Violence
Study Start Date : August 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Present focused, integrated psychotherapy for PTSD and substance use disorders
Behavioral: Integrated psychotherapy for PTSD and substance use
integrated, present focused psychotherapy for PTSD and substance use disorders tailored to women who have experienced intimate partner violence
Active Comparator: 2
Supportive therapy using 12-step model
Behavioral: 12-step based supportive therapy
supportive psychotherapy based on 12-step model



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. CAPS for PTSD symptoms and ASI for substance use [ Time Frame: pre, mid treatment, post, 3-month follow-up, 6-month follow-up ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Timeline Follow-back procedure, Beck Depression Inventory [ Time Frame: same as primary ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female victims of partner violence
  • at least one month out of the abusive relationship
  • meet DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) criteria for PTSD and an alcohol use disorder
  • literate in English
  • have not changed psychotropic medications or dosages within the past two months and agree not to during the active phase (first 12 weeks) of the intervention
  • have an identified primary care physician

Exclusion Criteria:

  • moderate or severe cognitive impairment as measured by a Mini-Mental State Examination score less than or equal to 18
  • Histories of psychosis or mania may be excluded because the presence of these disorders is thought to impede progress in psychotherapy

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00607412


Locations
United States, California
UCSD Outpatient Psychiatry
San Diego, California, United States, 92103
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Diego
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sonya Norman UCSD

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sonya Norman, PhD, University of California, San Diego
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00607412     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: K23AA015707 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: February 5, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 11, 2011
Last Verified: June 2009

Keywords provided by University of California, San Diego:
PTSD
substance use disorders
psychotherapy

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