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Coping Long Term With Attempted Suicide - Adolescents (CLASP-A)

This study has been completed.
Butler Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shirley Yen, Brown University Identifier:
First received: December 11, 2012
Last updated: January 11, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
This study is to develop an adjunctive intervention for acutely suicidal adolescents who have been admitted to a psychiatric inpatient unit. The study intervention is comprised of: 1) two to three individual sessions delivered in an inpatient setting or immediately upon discharge; 2) one family session; 3) six months of follow-up phone interventions. The investigators hypothesize that those who receive the study intervention will have lower rates of suicide events and greater decreases in suicidal ideation after six months.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: CLASP-A intervention
Other: Treatment as Usual

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Coping Long Term With Attempted Suicide - Adolescents

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Brown University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Suicide events [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Suicide attempts (actual, aborted, interrupted) or emergency interventions to intercede an attempt.

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: October 2012
Study Completion Date: January 2014
Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: CLASP-A intervention
Adolescent participants and parents will receive adjunctive psychosocial intervention.
Behavioral: CLASP-A intervention
Three individual sessions with adolescent patient using acceptance based strategies and motivational interviewing techniques. Sessions focused on identifying personalized risk factors for suicidal behavior, identifying values and goals, and development of personalized safety plan.
Active Comparator: Treatment as Usual
Adolescent participants and parents will not receive study intervention
Other: Treatment as Usual
Referral to outpatient treatment as part of routine discharge planning.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Admission to an inpatient unit due to suicide risk
  • English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active psychosis
  • Cognitive Disability
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01748760

United States, Rhode Island
Butler Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02906
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brown University
Butler Hospital
Principal Investigator: Shirley Yen, Ph.D. Brown University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Shirley Yen, Assistant Professor (Research), Brown University Identifier: NCT01748760     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R34MH090147 
Study First Received: December 11, 2012
Last Updated: January 11, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Brown University:
Suicide Attempts
Suicidal Ideation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Suicide, Attempted
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on October 21, 2016