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Psychiatric Neurosurgery (PNS) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): A Qualitative Analysis of Patient and Family Member Experiences

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02537795
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2015 by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 2, 2015
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven

Brief Summary:
In this study the investigators will use semi-structured interviews to qualitatively analyse patient and family member experiences with either deep brain stimulation or other forms of psychiatric neurosurgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Device: deep brain stimulation Procedure: anterior capsulotomy

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Psychiatric Neurosurgery (PNS) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): A Qualitative Analysis of Patient and Family Member Experiences
Study Start Date : August 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2016

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Deep Brain Stimulation Patients
Patients who have previously been treated with a deep brain stimulation procedure for obsessive compulsive disorder will be included in this group
Device: deep brain stimulation
Electrical stimulation of the anterior limb of the internal capsule or bed nucleus of the stria terminalis

Deep Brain Stimulation Family Members
Family members of patients who have previously been treated with a deep brain stimulation procedure for obsessive compulsive disorder will be included in this group
Anterior Capsulotomy Patients
Patients who have previously been treated with an anterior capsulotomy procedure for obsessive compulsive disorder will be included in this group
Procedure: anterior capsulotomy
Anterior Capsulotomy Family Members
Family members of patients who have previously been treated with an anterior capsulotomy procedure for obsessive compulsive disorder will be included in this group



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Semi-structured Interview [ Time Frame: up to 180 months after surgery ]
    A semi-structured interview of patients and one of their family members will be conducted. Patients and family members will be interviewed separately. The interview will consist of several open ended questions around several themes. The interviews for patients and family members will have their own focus. Patient interviews will focus on living with OCD, living with PNS and the decision making process leading to the PNS procedure. Family member interviews will focus on their own experience in their interaction with OCD patients both before and after PNS



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
In the University Hospital of Leuven, more than thirty patients suffering from severe OCD have been treated with DBS. The investigators will ask patients who are currently being treated with DBS whether they are willing to participate in this study. The investigators will also ask whether one of their family members might participate, preferentially their partner or another close family member. The aim is to include at least ten patients and their family members. OCD patients, who have been treated with anterior capsulotomy, and their family members will also be asked for participation in this study. The aim is to also include ten patients and family members in this group.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • (family member of) patient who has previously been treated with deep brain stimulation or anterior capsulotomy

Exclusion Criteria:


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Contacts
Contact: Simon Raymaekers, MD 003216342690 simon.raymaekers@uzleuven.be

Locations
Belgium
UZ Leuven Recruiting
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, 3000
Contact: Simon Raymaekers, MD    003216342690      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Chris Bervoets, MD, PhD UPC KU Leuven

Responsible Party: Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02537795     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: s58187
First Posted: September 2, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2016
Last Verified: August 2015

Keywords provided by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven:
Deep Brain Stimulation
Anterior Capsulotomy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Personality Disorders
Mental Disorders
Anxiety Disorders