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Experiential Avoidance in Combat Veterans With and Without Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Identifier:
First received: December 9, 2011
Last updated: January 6, 2015
Last verified: July 2012
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.

Suicidal Ideation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Experiential Avoidance in Combat Veterans With and Without Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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Further study details as provided by VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System:

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

Enrollment: 78
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: July 2013
Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
PTSD cohort
No PTSD cohort


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.

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 identifier: NCT01652430

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

Responsible Party: VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Identifier: NCT01652430     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-0159
Study First Received: December 9, 2011
Last Updated: January 6, 2015

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Suicidal Ideation
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on May 25, 2017