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Resolving Grief After Spinal Cord Injury

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01957358
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 8, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 31, 2017
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to examine the usefulness of the Grief Recovery Method in assisting persons with spinal cord injuries to achieve as complete a recovery as possible, thereby allowing for fuller participation in life.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Spinal Cord Injury Behavioral: The Grief Recovery Method

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 8 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Resolving Grief and Moving On After Spinal Cord Injury
Study Start Date : October 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2018

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Lifestyle counselling using the Grief Recovery Method
Volunteers will participate in a series of weekly and twice-weekly sessions with a counselor who has obtained special training in the Grief Recovery Method.
Behavioral: The Grief Recovery Method
The Grief Recovery Method is a structured process designed to help people with spinal cord injuries examine their knowledge of their injury, their emotional reaction to their injury, and their ability to acknowledge their grief over the injury in order to learn techniques to resolve the grief in order to achieve a more complete recovery. Participants will attend a total of 18 sessions, some one-on-one, and some in a group setting. The Grief Recovery Handbook, handouts, DVD (digital video disc) presentations and questionnaires will be used. Targeted activities to decrease isolation and assist volunteers to identify goals for recovery will be utilized.


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Impact of Event Scale [ Time Frame: At Sessions 1 and 18. (Baseline and month 4) ]
    A self-administered questionnaire with 22 questions designed to measure the subjective response to a specific traumatic event (for this study, the event is the spinal cord injury).


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Modified Grief Inventory [ Time Frame: At Sessions 1and 18 (baseline and month 4). ]
    A self-reported 2-part questionnaire that asks the volunteer to circle responses to questions about past behavior and present feelings about their spinal cord injury.

  2. The Coping with Health Injuries and Problems [ Time Frame: At sessions 1 and 18 (Baseline and month 4) ]
    A 32-question self-reported scale that measures coping with illness.


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

* Persons with a spinal cord injury who are willing to participate in the program.

Exclusion Criteria:

* Unable or unwilling to participate.

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01957358


Contacts
Contact: Gail Burnside (204) 786-4753

Locations
Canada, Manitoba
WRHA Health Sciences Centre Rehabilitation Hospital Recruiting
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3A 1M4
Principal Investigator: Karen Ethans, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dr. Karen Ethans
More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Karen Ethans, Director, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, University of Manitoba
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01957358     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GR2013
First Posted: October 8, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 31, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System