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Prolonged Grief and Suicide Among Veterans

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01247025
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Study should not have been listed on ClinicalTrials.gov)
First Posted : November 24, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 26, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Colorado, Denver
Information provided by:
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

November 22, 2010
November 24, 2010
March 26, 2014
November 2010
April 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Prolonged Grief Disorder- 13 [ Time Frame: At least six months post-bereavement ]
Same as current
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Adult Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Within past month ]
Same as current
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Prolonged Grief and Suicide Among Veterans
Examining Prolonged Grief Disorder and Its Relationship to Self-Directed Violence Among Veterans
The primary research question in this study will ask, among those receiving outpatient mental health services (MHS) at the Eastern Colorado Healthcare System (ECHCS)/Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), how many suffer from Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD)? Here, it is hypothesized that PGD will occur within the sample. A secondary aim of this study will be to investigate how often PGD co-occurs with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or depression. Also, while PGD has been shown to have an effect on self-directed violence (SDV) among civilians (Prigerson, Bridge et al., 1999), no studies yet have examined the relationship between PGD and SDV among Veterans. Therefore, it also is hypothesized that as PGD severity increases among the Veteran sample, risk for SDV will increase as well. Additional research aims also will be addressed in this study. For one, it will be assessed which grief symptoms are most often reported among the Veteran sample. Also, no study has yet to examine if there are neuropsychological differences between PGD and PTSD. Therefore, another research question here is whether PGD indeed is neuropsychologically different from PTSD. Here, the exploratory hypothesis is that PGD sufferers will respond to a measure of multiple components of cognition (e.g., planning, sequencing, concentration, multitasking, and memory efficiency) in a manner that is significantly different from PTSD sufferers.
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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample
The participants in this observational study will be all individuals willing and eligible among those seeking outpatient mental health services at the Eastern Colorado Healthcare System (ECHCS)/Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). It is expected that 180 participants will be enrolled in an effort to obtain up to 150 completed protocols. Women and minorities will be recruited as a routine part of the study. However, given the participant population within the Eastern Colorado Healthcare System (ECHCS)/Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), it is expected the majority of participants will be Caucasian men.
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Suicidality
Other: No intervention
This study will not contain a specific intervention
Veterans
Veterans receiving mental health services at the Eastern Colorado Healthcare System (ECHCS)/Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)
Intervention: Other: No intervention
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Withdrawn
0
150
August 2011
April 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 and above
  • Not currently active duty in any branch of the military
  • English-speaking
  • Ability to adequately respond to specific questions regarding the informed consent procedure.
  • Active case in Mental Health Services (MHS) at the Eastern Colorado Healthcare System (ECHCS)/Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently active duty in any branch of the military
  • Non-English-speaking
  • Inability to adequately respond to questions regarding the informed consent procedure.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
 
NCT01247025
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Peter M. Gutierrez, Ph.D./ Clinical research Psychologist, VA VISN 19 MIRECC
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
University of Colorado, Denver
Principal Investigator: Peter M Gutierrez, PhD VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
March 2014