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Patient and Provider Outcomes of E-Learning Training in Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00905827
First Posted: May 21, 2009
Last Update Posted: April 24, 2015
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Collaborators:
Medical University of South Carolina
Washington Psychological Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development
  Purpose

Suicide prevention among military Veterans has become a national priority; yet, there is a gap in suicide-specific intervention training for mental health students and professionals. The need for training in this area has become even more acute with the recent hiring by the Veterans Health Affairs (VHA) of thousands of clinicians to address the mental health needs of Veterans from all war eras. Since e-learning (online) education is more effective than traditional in-person (face-to-face) education for adult learners when methods, such as blended learning, are used, this mode of delivery may more easily meet the training and continuing education needs of busy medical professionals who may find it easier to fit online education into their daily schedules.

A well developed in-person training approach known as the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (or CAMS) has been recommended in systematic reviews as an effective tool for assessing and managing suicidality, as well as decreasing providers' fears, improving their attitudes, increasing their knowledge, confidence, and competence, and dispelling myths. The overall aims of this project were to develop an e-learning alternative for the CAMS program, determine its effectiveness relative to in-person CAMS training, and assess factors that may relate to adoption and implementation of CAMS in general and specifically through e-learning and in-person modalities.


Condition Intervention
Suicide Behavioral: CAMS

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Patient and Provider Outcomes of E-Learning Training in Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality

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Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Provider Self-efficacy and Beliefs About Suicidality [ Time Frame: post-training ]
    Assessed beliefs and confidence in managing suicidal individuals. Using a 5-point Likert scale, there were 11 items that addressed the following: competence, reactions, beliefs, motivations, and CAMS as it relates to their practice. Scores ranged from 11-55 with questions were phrased so higher scores indicated more positive views.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Satisfaction With Training [ Time Frame: post-training ]
    Evaluation included 20 standard items assessing providers satisfaction with training, including items similar to other published satisfaction surveys. Survey items were rated using a five-point Likert scale indicating the degree to which respondents agreed or disagreed. Questions were always phrased positively so that agree or strongly agree is equivalent to a positive response.


Enrollment: 212
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention 1: in person CAMS
In person Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) training for providers
Behavioral: CAMS
Collaborative assessment management in suicidality
Experimental: Intervention 2: e-learning CAMS
Online Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) training for providers
Behavioral: CAMS
Collaborative assessment management in suicidality
No Intervention: Control: no training
Control Group: no training

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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   22 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mental health providers, psychiatrist, social workers, psychologist, advanced practice nurses and case managers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous CAMS Training
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00905827


Locations
United States, Alabama
VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35233
VA Medical Center, Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, 35404
United States, Georgia
Atlanta VA Medical and Rehab Center, Decatur, GA
Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30033
United States, South Carolina
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29401-5799
Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia SC
Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29209
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Medical University of South Carolina
Washington Psychological Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kathryn M. Magruder, PhD MPH BA Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00905827     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EDU 08-424
19016 ( Other Identifier: MUSC IRB )
First Submitted: May 19, 2009
First Posted: May 21, 2009
Results First Submitted: December 29, 2014
Results First Posted: January 9, 2015
Last Update Posted: April 24, 2015
Last Verified: October 2014

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
suicide
assessment
management
Provider Training
health services

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Suicide
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms