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Experiential Avoidance in Combat Veterans With and Without Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01652430
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 30, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 8, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

Brief Summary:
This study plans to examine if symptoms of PTSD affect how Veterans who have served in combat think and react to certain information, and whether or not this has an influence on suicidal thoughts.

Condition or disease
PTSD Suicidal Ideation

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 78 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Experiential Avoidance in Combat Veterans With and Without Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Study Start Date : October 2010
Primary Completion Date : July 2013
Study Completion Date : July 2013

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Group/Cohort
PTSD cohort
No PTSD cohort



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Beck Scale for Suicidal ideation [ Time Frame: One time ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The sample for the current project will be recruited from the group of veterans receiving or eligible to receive outpatient mental health services at the Denver VA Medical Center who have served in combat who may or may not have a diagnosis of PTSD.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. History of combat service
  2. Diagnosis of PTSD confirmed by the CAPS or
  3. No current diagnosis of PTSD
  4. Age 18-65

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Inability to adequately respond to questions regarding the informed consent procedure.
  2. History of significant neurological disease
  3. Diagnosis of Schizophrenia or other Psychosis
  4. Alcohol abuse/dependence or illicit drug use in the two weeks prior to testing
  5. No history of combat service

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01652430


Locations
United States, Colorado
Denver VA Medical Center
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80220
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nazanin Bahraini, Ph.D. VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System/MIRECC

Responsible Party: VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01652430     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-0159
First Posted: July 30, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 8, 2015
Last Verified: July 2012

Keywords provided by VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System:
PTSD
Suicidal ideation
Cognitive processes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Suicidal Ideation
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Suicide
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms