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Mental Health Intervention for Elderly Abuse Victims (PROTECT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02283385
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 5, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
New York City Department for the Aging
Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jo Anne Sirey, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Brief Summary:
There is no current elder abuse service that systematically assesses and provides services to address the mental health needs of older adult abuse victims. The proposed study will investigate the efficacy of a skill-based, mental health intervention to help treat elder abuse victims, bolster mental health outcomes, and improve detection of symptomatology in future screenings.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Behavioral: PROTECT Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Despite increasing recognition of the epidemic of elder abuse, we continue to face barriers helping abuse victims access and use elder abuse resolution services. In addition, many victims suffer from concurrent mental health problems that prevent them from taking the necessary steps to protect themselves. The proposed study will introduce a tailored intervention, built on an evidence-based approach (Problem Solving Therapy), to be delivered through a sustainable mental health program embedded in elder abuse services. The proposed psychotherapy is a brief 8-session weekly intervention that combines problem-solving therapy, anxiety management, and psycho education developed specifically for this population by this team.

The objectives of the project are to: identify the mental health needs of elder abuse victims, provide the mental health treatment, assess the impact of the treatment, and facilitate conditions which will sustain the mental health program.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 63 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Mental Health Intervention for Elderly Abuse Victims: Providing Options to Elderly Clients Together (PROTECT)
Actual Study Start Date : July 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : June 30, 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Mental Health

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: PROTECT Intervention
Participants will receive a brief psychotherapy that builds on Problem Solving Therapy (PST)
Behavioral: PROTECT
8-session weekly psychotherapy intervention that combines problem-solving therapy, anxiety management and psycho education developed specifically for this population




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Depression (Hamilton Depression Rating Scale) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    To document effectiveness of PROTECT intervention in reducing depressive symptoms. Severity of depression will be assessed at baseline and 12 weeks using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale as the primary measure.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Functioning (Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    To document effectiveness of PROTECT intervention in increasing quality of life, social interaction, and overall functioning. Severity will be assessed at baseline and 12 weeks using the Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale as the primary measure.

  2. Service Utilization (specialized mistreatment and service outcome questionnaires) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    To document effectiveness of PROTECT intervention in increasing clients' utilization of elder abuse services and subsequently reporting a reduction in abuse. Service utilization and severity of abuse will be assessed at baseline and 12 weeks using specialized mistreatment and service outcome questionnaires.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Client of the New York City Department for the Aging's (DFTA) Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center
  • Score of 10 or higher on the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) or Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item scale (GAD-7)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Co-morbid psychiatric disorder other than unipolar non-psychotic major depression that prevents participation in depression and anxiety screening
  • Inability to speak or understand English
  • Cognitive impairment that prevents participation in screening, as determined by screening social worker

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02283385


Locations
United States, New York
Department for the Aging: Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center
New York, New York, United States, 10007
Jewish Association Serving the Aging
New York, New York, United States, 10018
Sponsors and Collaborators
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
New York City Department for the Aging
Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jo Anne Sirey, PhD Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Responsible Party: Jo Anne Sirey, Associate Professor, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02283385     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1306014011
First Posted: November 5, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 3, 2018
Last Verified: April 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Keywords provided by Jo Anne Sirey, Weill Medical College of Cornell University:
Elder abuse
Intervention
Treatment
Detection