Effectiveness of a Case Management Algorithm: ALGOS After a Suicide Attempt (ALGOS)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01123174|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 14, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 18, 2015
The suicidal behaviors are phenomena eminently multifactorial. It is thus always difficult to define univocal strategies of prevention of suicide repetition, during the emergency stay, i.e. almost in general population. One find 23 clinical trials in this topic in the past 25 years, and 18 are negative. The majority of the positive trials have the concern of being dissociated from an assumption of responsibility of care strictly speaking, to adopt a position "méta", nearer to the concept of "case management": how to remain in contact with the suicide attempter, without forcing it in this every day life, replacing a possible proposing, but assumption of responsibility resources reliable and quickly accessible in the event of at risk situation? Each one of these studies tests devices which seem more appropriate to such or such characteristic of this population, by retaining only simple criteria like the sex, the number of former suicide attempts, the proposal or not for an assumption of responsibility of care, the observance or not with the plan of care. Thus, it would seem interesting to combine these approaches in an algorithm entitled "ALGOS".
Main aim: To test the effectiveness of this algorithm of case management, named "ALGOS", in reducing the number of death by suicide, in terms of reduction of suicide re-attempts and the number of loss of contact patients in the ALGOS group during 6 months period, compared to a control group of suicide attempters treated as usual (i.e. primarily transmitted to the attending physician).
Secondary objectives: To evaluate, according to the method validated by Beecham in 1992, direct medico-economic impact in the year which follows the introduction of algorithm ALGOS. Reduction of the other suicidal behaviors in 6 months (reduction in the full number of suicidal repetitions in each group, evolution of the score of suicidal ideation, etc…). To evaluate the effect of the algorithm, at the 13th month. To study the possible differences within the time in terms of suicidal repetitions in the 2 groups. To propose different profiles of answers according to psychopathology, the number of suicide attempts, suicidal character, the sex,…
Methodology: Comparative simple blind prospective multicentric controlled study
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Suicide, Attempted||Behavioral: ALGOS algorithm of case management||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||1040 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of a "Case Management Algorithm" After a Suicide Attempt in Terms of Repetition of the Suicidal Behaviors and Medico-economic Impact|
|Study Start Date :||February 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2014|
Experimental: ALGOS group
Algorithm of case management over the 6 months following the suicidal gesture (systematic telephone contact, postcards and crisis card)
Behavioral: ALGOS algorithm of case management
If the subject survives one 1st SA (first attempter): he leaves the center where he was included with a "chart resource" (crisis card) which contains addresses of the Web sites of associations of prevention of the suicide, as well as an accessible phone number 24/24h.
If the subject is not a first attempter : he will be recontacted on the telephone between the 10th and the 21st day following the SA. If the subject is not contacted or little observing in the plan of care, it will receive a series of postcards then regularly, with 4 recoveries: to 2, 3, 4 and 5 months after the attempt.
Other Name: ALGOS Group
No Intervention: Control group
Treatment as usual (referral back to the general practitioner)
- Number of suicide re-attempters [ Time Frame: six months ]the number of suicide re-attempters 6 months following the attempt index
- Number of deaths per suicide [ Time Frame: six months and 13 months ]Number of suicide re-attempts in the 6 months following the attempt index
- Number of lost to follow up [ Time Frame: six months and 13 months ]
- Number of suicide re-attempters [ Time Frame: 13 months ]
- Number of suicide re-attempts [ Time Frame: six months and 13 months ]Number of suicide re-attempts in the 6 months following the attempt index
- Suicidal ideation intensity [ Time Frame: six months and 13 months ]The suicidal ideation will be measured by Scale of Suicidal Ideation (A. Beck, M. Kovacs, and A. Weissman, 1979) in the 6 months following the attempt index and in the 13 months.
- medical cost [ Time Frame: six months and one year ]Numbers of hospitalisations, numbers of consultations, and drugs consummation during the year following the suicide attempt will be measured to estimate the medical cost
- Evaluation of the psychopathological profile [ Time Frame: six months and 13 months ]The psychopathological profile will be evaluated by the French version of Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (DSM IV)
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|Principal Investigator:||Guillauma VAIVA||University Hospital, Lille|
|Principal Investigator:||Michel WALTER||University Hospital, Brest|