Reintegration: The Role of Spouse Telephone BATTLEMIND Pilot Study
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00870545|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 27, 2009
Results First Posted : June 4, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Military Spouses Support Groups Stress Disorders Combat Disorders||Behavioral: Telephone support groups|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||86 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Reintegration: The Role of Spouse Telephone BATTLEMIND Pilot Study|
|Study Start Date :||September 2009|
|Primary Completion Date :||July 2011|
|Study Completion Date :||November 2011|
Experimental: Telephone support
12 telephone support group sessions based on the letters of the word BATTLEMIND
Behavioral: Telephone support groups
There was one intervention. Participants were enrolled in one of 14 telephone groups (each with a trained Group Leader and 6 participants) will focus on education, training in and practice of coping skills and cognitive restructuring (identifying and re-shaping negative and destructive thoughts), and support through 12 hour-long structured sessions. The content, modeled on Soldier BATTLEMIND, targets readjustment concepts based on the letters of BATTLEMIND, including Bonds, Adding and subtracting family roles, Taking control, Talking it out, Loyalty and commitment, Emotional balance, Mental health and readiness, Independence and interdependence, Navigating the system, Denial of self and a concluding session entitled Moving forward.
- Spouse Self-report of Depression [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 months, and 12 months ]Depression measured with the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-9 at baseline, six and 12 months. Scores range from 0-27 with lower scores indicating less depressive symptoms.
- Anxiety [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months and 12 months ]Anxiety measured with the Generalized Anxiety Disorder -7 (GAD-7)measured at baseline, six and 12 months. Scores range from 0-21, with lower scores indicating fewer anxiety symptoms.
- Quality of Marriage [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 months ]Measure of marriage quality using Quality Marriage Index at baseline, six and 12 months. Scores range from 6-45 with higher scores indicating better quality of marriage.
- Family Coping [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 months and 12 months ]Family problem solving measured at baseline, six and 12 months with the F-COPES measure. Scores range from 29-145 with higher scores indicating better coping.
- Spouse Social Support [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months, and 12 months ]Support measured with the Social Support Index at baseline, six and 12 months. Scores range from 0-68 with higher scores indicating better social support.
- Family Communication [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months, and 12 months ]Family communication measured with the Family Problem Solving Communication scale at baseline, six and 12 months. Scores range from 0-30 with higher scores indicating better communication.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00870545
|United States, Tennessee|
|Memphis VA Medical Center|
|Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38104|
|Principal Investigator:||Linda O Nichols, PhD||Memphis VA Medical Center|