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Follow up by General Practitioner After Self-poisoning

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01342809
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 27, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 7, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:
The study hypothesis is that follow up from general practitioner after hospitalization for self poisoning will decrease suicidal behaviour.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Suicidal and Self-injurious Behaviour Behavioral: Follow up

Detailed Description:
Patients hospitalized after an episode of self poisoning will be randomly assigned into intervention an control groups. The intervention is close follow up by general practitioner six months. Both groups will receive treatment as usual.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 202 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Follow up After Self-poisoning by General Practitioner- a Randomised Clinical Trial
Study Start Date : November 2009
Primary Completion Date : November 2013
Study Completion Date : May 2014

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Poisoning Self-harm
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Follow up
Close follow up from written guidelines, supervision provided.
Behavioral: Follow up
Follow up, consultations with general practitioner, written guidelines, supervision.
Other Name: General Practitioner
No Intervention: Usual Treatment

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Suicidal behaviour [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months ]
    Beck Cepression Inventory, Beck Hopelessness scale, Beck Suicide Ideation Scale

  2. Suicidal behaviour [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months ]
    Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Hopelessness scale, Beck Suicide Ideation Scale

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Treatment [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months ]
    Contacts with GP, and health care services, satisfaction with treatment GP (EUROPEP)

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Self Poisoning (according to the WHO definition)
  • Ability to fill out questionnaire

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hospitalization into psychiatric ward
  • Unknown address or ID
  • Not registered with General Practitioner
  • If institutionalized or in jail.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01342809

Oslo University Hospital
Oslo, Norway, 0424
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oslo University Hospital
University Hospital, Akershus
Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital
Diakonhjemmet Hospital
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Tine K. Grimholt, Phd candidate, Oslo University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01342809     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S-08708b
First Posted: April 27, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 7, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014

Keywords provided by Tine K. Grimholt, Oslo University Hospital:
Suicidal ideation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Self-Injurious Behavior
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms