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Using Smart Phone Technology To Rural Veterans

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01346228
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2011 by Michael Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 2, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 2, 2011
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April 29, 2011
May 2, 2011
May 2, 2011
April 2011
May 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Panic Control Treatment (PCT) [ Time Frame: 2 days ]

A cognitive-behavioral therapy for PD that is highly efficacious, the standard delivery format of these sessions are typically offered once a week over a period of several months. This can pose challenges to rural Veterans who have multiple commitments and face long travel distances for mental health services.

To improve accessibility to panic treatment, one innovative approach has been to deliver PCT in an intensive, two-day format.

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Using Smart Phone Technology To Rural Veterans
The purpose of this study is to see if a new Smart Phone application can help Veterans manage their panic symptoms after completing a two-day treatment for panic attacks.

The first goal is to see how helpful the Smart Phone application is in helping veterans with panic symptoms continue to improve after you complete treatment.

The second goal of this study is to find out how much veterans like the Smart Phone application.

The third goal is to see how practical it is to use the Smart Phone application as a form of follow-up care. We want to see how much time is needed to provide technical support in using the application.

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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Panic Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
Behavioral: Panic Control Treatment (PCT)
2 Day treatment for Panic Disorder
Other Names:
  • Panic Group
  • Weekend Panic Group
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August 2013
May 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

Participants must

  1. be an Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) Veteran
  2. currently meet criteria for PD with or without Agoraphobia
  3. complete the weekend PD treatment at the Lufkin, Conroe or Texas City CBOC.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. current substance dependence
  2. organic psychosis
  3. symptomatic bipolar disorder
  4. severe depression with suicidal intent or plan
  5. cognitive impairment (indicated by scores <20 on SLUMS)
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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Ellen Teng, PhD., Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Michael Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
South Central VA Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center
Principal Investigator: Ellen Teng, Ph.D Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Michael Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
April 2011

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