Executive Dysfunction & Suicide: An Exploration Of Risk Factors In Traumatically Brain Injured Veterans

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01118195
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 6, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 26, 2011
Information provided by:
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

Brief Summary:
This is a study to learn more about traumatic brain injury (TBI) and suicidal behaviors. The purpose of this research is to find out more about the issues related to these conditions. This study seeks to explore the relationship between executive dysfunction and suicidal behavior in an outpatient population.

Condition or disease
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Suicidal Behavior

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 54 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Executive Dysfunction & Suicide: An Exploration Of Risk Factors In Traumatically Brain Injured Veterans
Study Start Date : January 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2011

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Suicide
U.S. FDA Resources

TBI and Suicidal Behavior
TBI and No Suicidal Behavior

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 74 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
outpatient veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, history of suicidal behavior.
  2. Age 18-74.
  3. Currently receiving care through the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) Denver VA TBI Interdisciplinary Team.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History of other significant neurological disease.
  2. Diagnosis of Schizophrenia.
  3. Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) performance lower than 50%.
  4. Behavior which could be described as Substance Abuse in the 7 days prior to participation.
  5. Current guardianship or mention of recommendation for guardianship in medical chart within the past six months.
  6. Inability to read the informed consent document.
  7. Inability to adequately respond to questions regarding the informed consent procedure.
  8. Significant hearing impairment.

Responsible Party: Beeta Homaifar, VISN 19 MIRECC Identifier: NCT01118195     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VA 05-1100
First Posted: May 6, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2011
Last Verified: April 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Injuries
Brain Injuries, Traumatic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms