Resolving Grief After Spinal Cord Injury

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01957358
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 8, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 11, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Karen Ethans, University of Manitoba

September 26, 2013
October 8, 2013
October 11, 2018
October 2013
December 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Impact of Event Scale [ Time Frame: At Sessions 1 and 18. (Baseline and month 4) ]
A self-administered questionnaire with 22 questions designed to measure the subjective response to a specific traumatic event (for this study, the event is the spinal cord injury).
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01957358 on Archive Site
  • Modified Grief Inventory [ Time Frame: At Sessions 1and 18 (baseline and month 4). ]
    A self-reported 2-part questionnaire that asks the volunteer to circle responses to questions about past behavior and present feelings about their spinal cord injury.
  • The Coping with Health Injuries and Problems [ Time Frame: At sessions 1 and 18 (Baseline and month 4) ]
    A 32-question self-reported scale that measures coping with illness.
Same as current
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Resolving Grief After Spinal Cord Injury
Resolving Grief and Moving On After Spinal Cord Injury
The purpose of this study is to examine the usefulness of the Grief Recovery Method in assisting persons with spinal cord injuries to achieve as complete a recovery as possible, thereby allowing for fuller participation in life.
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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Spinal Cord Injury
Behavioral: The Grief Recovery Method
The Grief Recovery Method is a structured process designed to help people with spinal cord injuries examine their knowledge of their injury, their emotional reaction to their injury, and their ability to acknowledge their grief over the injury in order to learn techniques to resolve the grief in order to achieve a more complete recovery. Participants will attend a total of 18 sessions, some one-on-one, and some in a group setting. The Grief Recovery Handbook, handouts, DVD (digital video disc) presentations and questionnaires will be used. Targeted activities to decrease isolation and assist volunteers to identify goals for recovery will be utilized.
Experimental: Lifestyle counselling using the Grief Recovery Method
Volunteers will participate in a series of weekly and twice-weekly sessions with a counselor who has obtained special training in the Grief Recovery Method.
Intervention: Behavioral: The Grief Recovery Method
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Same as current
June 2019
December 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

* Persons with a spinal cord injury who are willing to participate in the program.

Exclusion Criteria:

* Unable or unwilling to participate.

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Contact: Gail Burnside (204) 786-4753
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Dr. Karen Ethans, University of Manitoba
Dr. Karen Ethans
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University of Manitoba
October 2018

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