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Women Overcoming and Managing Adversity Now (WOMAN) Study (WOMAN)

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: March 29, 2011
Last Update Posted: March 29, 2011
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UConn Health
September 23, 2010
March 29, 2011
March 29, 2011
January 2009
November 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • PTSD [ Time Frame: Post-therapy (within 2 weeks) ]
    PTSD symptom severity, Clinician Administered PTSD Scale
  • PTSD [ Time Frame: 3-4 Month Post-therapy Follow-up ]
    PTSD symptom severity, Clinician Administered PTSD Scale
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • Emotion Regulation [ Time Frame: Post-therapy (within 2 weeks) ]
    Negative Mood Regulation Scale
  • Trauma-related symptoms [ Time Frame: Post-therapy (within 2 weeks) ]
    Trauma Symptom Inventory (TSI; Briere, 1995). The TSI is a reliable and validated 100-item measure that generates composite scores for trauma (PTSD symptoms), self (self-regulation problems), and dysphoria (depression, anxiety, anger symptoms).
  • Mental health symptoms, well-being, and self-harm [ Time Frame: Post-therapy (within 2 weeks) ]
    CORE-OM is a 34-item self-report measure reliably and validly assessing current psychiatric symptom severity, risk of harm to self or others, social functioning, and subjective well being
  • Emotion Regulation [ Time Frame: 3-4 Month Post-therapy Follow-up ]
    Negative Mood Regulation Scale
  • Trauma-related Symptoms [ Time Frame: 3-4 Month Post-therapy Follow-up ]
    Trauma Symptom Inventory
  • Mental health symptoms, well-being, and self-harm [ Time Frame: 3-4 Month Post-therapy Follow-up ]
    CORE-OM 34-item questionnaire
Same as current
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Women Overcoming and Managing Adversity Now (WOMAN) Study
Women Overcoming and Managing Adversity Now (WOMAN) Study
The goal of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of a two therapeutic models designed to enhance women's skills for managing reactive emotions in their current lives as well as to educate them about how using these skills can enhance their personal effectiveness and help them to gain control of post-traumatic stress reactions. The interventions adaptations of a manualized psychotherapy that has shown promise with adults with complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy; TARGET) compared to a supportive group therapy (SGT) that has been found to have modest benefits with women survivors of childhood abuse (Wallis, 2002).
In a randomized treatment design, we will compare offenders receiving skills-based intervention (TARGET) and those receiving a similar amount of supportive intervention (SGT). We will assess the efficacy of treatment by determining if those receiving the TARGET skills training show an improvement in functionality, as compared to those receiving only supportive intervention. We will measure this by analyzing PTSD symptoms, psychological distress, psychosocial functioning, and social/legal adjustment and services using structured interviews, self-report questionnaires and qualitative questions. Questionnaires are listed below in the outcome measure's section. We will collect follow-up data on program participants who successfully finish the program at York. For those offenders who discharge into the community directly from York, we will collect follow-up data on program participants through CDOC Parole or Probation records. Statistically we anticipate a medium effect size difference between the treatment conditions.
Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Behavioral: TARGET
    12-session group therapy twice weekly 6 weeks
  • Behavioral: SGT
    12 sessions supportive group therapy twice weekly 6 weeks
  • Experimental: TARGET
    12-session affect regulation therapy for PTSD
    Intervention: Behavioral: TARGET
  • Active Comparator: SGT
    12 session supportive group therapy
    Intervention: Behavioral: SGT
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
November 2010
November 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Incarcerated, release not expected within 6 months
  • Probable PTSD on PC-PTSD screen and PTSD by CAPS interview

Exclusion Criteria

  • Clinically significant psychopathy (PCL-SV severe range)
  • Unable to comprehend study materials (Mini-Mental Status Exam Orientation, Attention, and Recall sections total score <15).
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
2009-DD-BX-0003 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Department of Justice )
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Julian D. Ford, University of Connecticut Health Center
UConn Health
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Principal Investigator: Julian D Ford, Ph.D. UConn Health
UConn Health
March 2011

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