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Trial record 2 of 96 for:    "social work" | Recruiting, Not yet recruiting, Available Studies

Trauma Services Intervention to Prevent Violence (TSI)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
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Verified December 2016 by Steven M. Albert, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Hillman Foundation
RK Mellon Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Steven M. Albert, University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02642224
First received: December 27, 2013
Last updated: December 11, 2016
Last verified: December 2016
  Purpose
Primary outcome: Research participants and their network contacts will be followed over 6 months to assess whether a social work case management protocol results in reduction of trauma services recidivism and criminal violence arrests.

Condition Intervention
Skin Injury Due to Violence Gunshot Wound, Contact Behavioral: Social Work Case Management

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Trauma Services Intervention to Prevent Violence

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Steven M. Albert, University of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Trauma services recidivism [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Readmission to hospital trauma service because of firearm injury

  • Arrest for violent crime [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Arrests involving criminal violence noted in DA docket


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Social work case management goals [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Educational program enrollment, job training, receipt of drug and alcohol treatment, trauma counseling


Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: May 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Social work intervention
The National Network of Hospital Violence Intervention (NNHVI) suggests that intervening when gunshot victims are receiving treatment in hospital trauma services may be effective in linking high-risk individuals to appropriate case management services, and that this service linkage may lower the risk of further violence. Our adaptation of the NNHVI model will focus on the social networks of gunshot victims as well as the victims themselves. Intervention efforts will range from job training and mentoring to relocation to different communities.
Behavioral: Social Work Case Management
The National Network of Hospital Violence Intervention (NNHVI) suggests that intervening when gunshot victims are receiving treatment in hospital trauma services may be effective in linking high-risk individuals to appropriate case management services, and that this service linkage may lower the risk of further violence. Our adaptation of the NNHVI model will focus on the social networks of gunshot victims as well as the victims themselves. Intervention efforts will range from job training and mentoring to relocation to different communities.

Detailed Description:
Allegheny County, PA continues to suffer between 100-120 homicides each year, with perhaps 2-3 times as many gunshot injuries that require hospitalization. Firearm homicides overwhelmingly affect African American men aged 15-35. Building on prior efforts in violence prevention, the investigators propose to launch a hospital trauma service intervention that will take advantage of a "teachable moment" in the emergency room. All four hospitals providing Level I Trauma services in Allegheny County have agreed to host the program, an evidence-based effort developed by the National Network of Hospital Violence Intervention (NNHVI). Adaptation of the NNHVI model will focus on the social networks of gunshot victims as well as the victims themselves. Intervention efforts will range from job training and mentoring to relocation to different communities. The investigators will offer the opportunity to participate in the research and receive the intervention to all gunshot victims identified in county Level I trauma services. Participants in the research protocol will be asked to recruit their high-risk social network members for the intervention.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 18+
  2. Gunshot victim treated and discharged from Level I trauma facility; or member of social network of gunshot victim who may be high risk of firearm violence -

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Gunshot wound because of suicide attempt
  2. Gunshot wound because of non-violent episode (e.g., hunting accident)
  3. Unable to participate in research interview because of cognitive deficit
  4. Planning to leave community as result of shooting
  5. Discharged from trauma service to prison
  6. Unable to provide informed consent -
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02642224

Contacts
Contact: Steven M Albert, PhD 412-383-8693 smalbert@pitt.edu

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15261
Contact: Leigh Frederick, MSN    412-647-4715    frederickla@upmc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Steven M Albert, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Hillman Foundation
RK Mellon Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Steven M Albert, PhD University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Steven M. Albert, Professor and Chair, Principal Investigator, University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02642224     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UN2013-67786
Study First Received: December 27, 2013
Last Updated: December 11, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Data will be archived and made available to qualified investigators

Keywords provided by Steven M. Albert, University of Pittsburgh:
Violence
firearm
guns
homicide
trauma
injury

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds, Gunshot
Wounds, Penetrating
Wounds and Injuries

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on June 22, 2017