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IMTAP : Impact of the Suicide Attempt on the Nearly Entourage in Term of Traumatic Stress and Medico-economic Impact (IMTAP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01213797
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 4, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 25, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

With 11.000 deaths and 150.000 attempts each year in France, the suicide represents an important public health problem. For each death by suicide, one can count 6 "direct" bereaved people and 20 people in more indirect connection with this mourning (Terra 2001). In term of impact, there is thus 300.000 people (annually) touched by the deaths by suicide and 3.750.000 people (annually) touched by the "suicide attempt" of a close relative. It seems indeed important to have Public Health data on this cascade repercussion of the suicide attempt.

A suicide attempt propagates a suffering cascade on the various circles of the family and close entourage, which can be measured in term of traumatic stress and medico-economic impact.

Objective = To measure the medico-economic impact on the entourage, in the 3 months following the suicide attempt and at 1 year.


Condition or disease
Suicide, Attempted Relatives

Detailed Description:

Secondary objectives = To measure the impact of the suicide attempt in traumatic term of stress on the close relatives of committing suicide confronted with the suicidal scene To compare the evolution of consumption of care of the close relatives and of committing suicide To measure the evolution of the general health condition of the close relatives and of committing suicide

The study participants (committing suicide it and the relatives) will be recontacted by telephone, after 3 months and to 1 year.

Consumption of care (number of consultations, drugs consumption) of the population of the close relatives of committing suicide will be compared with the data of the Research Institute and Documentation in Economy of Health (IRDES) on the French population (sample of 20.000 people, representative of 95% of the French households).


Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 372 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Impact of the Suicide Attempt on the Close Entourage: Traumatic Stress and Medico-economic Concerns, in Medium and Long Term
Study Start Date : March 2006
Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Study Completion Date : September 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Suicide
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Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort
Suicide attempter and its entourage

Suicide attempter and its close relatives (who are living under the same roof)

Comparison of the population of the close relations of committing suicide with the data of the Research Institute and Documentation in Economy of Health (IRDES) on the French population (sample of 20.000 people, representative of 95% of the French households).



Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Consumption of care in the close relatives of a suicide attempter [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Consumption of care in the close relatives of a suicide attempter, at the various stages of evaluation, compared with a matched sample in general population (data IRDES). One will be able to thus evaluate not only if the consumption of the close relatives is higher than the average, but still if this difference increases or on the contrary decreases during time.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Psychological level of distress [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Psychological level of distress in the close relatives

  2. Links between consumption of care and psychological level of distress [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Links between consumption of care and psychological level of distress

  3. Prevalence of the post-traumatic stress disorder [ Time Frame: one year ]

    Post-traumatic stress disorder at 3 months and one year, as evaluated by the PTSD Check List Symptoms among members of the entourage having been exposed to the scene of the suicide attempt.

    Comparison of prevalence of the post-traumatic disorder of stress compared to the index of lethality of the suicide attempt index.


  4. Evolution of consumption of care [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Evolution of consumption of care at committing suicide compared to the remainder of the household and the general population


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
500 families; 500 committing suicide and approximately 900 close relatives.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria for Suicide attempter :

  • Men or women
  • Older than 18 years
  • Survivor with an suicide attempt going back to less than 15 days

Inclusion Criteria for close relations of committing suicide :

  • Men or women
  • age more than 18 years
  • Members of the entourage of committing suicide
  • Living under the same roof as committing suicide it
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
France
University Hospital, Angers
Angers, France
University Hospital, Brest
Brest, France
University Hospital, Caen
Caen, France
University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand
Clermont-Ferrand, France
University Hospital, Lille
Lille, France
University Hospital, Limoges
Limoges, France
Le Vinatier Hospital
Lyon, France
University Hospital, Nancy
Nancy, France
University Hospital, Nice
Nice, France
Tenon Hospital, Paris
Paris, France
General Hospital, Quimper
Quimper, France
EPSM Lille Metropole
Tourcoing, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Lille
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Guillaume VAIVA University Hospital, Lille
More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Lille
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01213797     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DGS 2006/0116
PHRC 2005/1917 ( Other Identifier: DHOS )
2006/0603 ( Other Identifier: Sponsor )
First Posted: October 4, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 25, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Lille:
Suicide

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