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Mental Health Intervention for Elderly Abuse Victims (PROTECT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02283385
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 5, 2014
Last Update Posted : July 11, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA)
Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jo Anne Sirey, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

October 24, 2014
November 5, 2014
July 11, 2017
July 2014
June 30, 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Depression (Hamilton Depression Rating Scale) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
To document effectiveness of PROTECT intervention in reducing depressive symptoms. Severity of depression will be assessed at baseline and 12 weeks using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale as the primary measure.
Same as current
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  • Functioning (Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    To document effectiveness of PROTECT intervention in increasing quality of life, social interaction, and overall functioning. Severity will be assessed at baseline and 12 weeks using the Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale as the primary measure.
  • Service Utilization (specialized mistreatment and service outcome questionnaires) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    To document effectiveness of PROTECT intervention in increasing clients' utilization of elder abuse services and subsequently reporting a reduction in abuse. Service utilization and severity of abuse will be assessed at baseline and 12 weeks using specialized mistreatment and service outcome questionnaires.
Same as current
Not Provided
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Mental Health Intervention for Elderly Abuse Victims
Mental Health Intervention for Elderly Abuse Victims: Providing Options to Elderly Clients Together (PROTECT)
There is no current elder abuse service that systematically assesses and provides services to address the mental health needs of older adult abuse victims. The proposed study will investigate the efficacy of a skill-based, mental health intervention to help treat elder abuse victims, bolster mental health outcomes, and improve detection of symptomatology in future screenings.

Despite increasing recognition of the epidemic of elder abuse, we continue to face barriers helping abuse victims access and use elder abuse resolution services. In addition, many victims suffer from concurrent mental health problems that prevent them from taking the necessary steps to protect themselves. The proposed study will introduce a tailored intervention, built on an evidence-based approach (Problem Solving Therapy), to be delivered through a sustainable mental health program embedded in elder abuse services. The proposed psychotherapy is a brief 8-session weekly intervention that combines problem-solving therapy, anxiety management, and psycho education developed specifically for this population by this team.

The objectives of the project are to: identify the mental health needs of elder abuse victims, provide the mental health treatment, assess the impact of the treatment, and facilitate conditions which will sustain the mental health program.

Interventional
Not Applicable
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Depression
Behavioral: PROTECT
8-session weekly psychotherapy intervention that combines problem-solving therapy, anxiety management and psycho education developed specifically for this population
Experimental: PROTECT Intervention
Participants will receive a brief psychotherapy that builds on Problem Solving Therapy (PST)
Intervention: Behavioral: PROTECT
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
350
Same as current
December 2017
June 30, 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Client of the New York City Department for the Aging's (DFTA) Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center
  • Score of 10 or higher on the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) or Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item scale (GAD-7)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Co-morbid psychiatric disorder other than unipolar non-psychotic major depression that prevents participation in depression and anxiety screening
  • Inability to speak or understand English
  • Cognitive impairment that prevents participation in screening, as determined by screening social worker
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
60 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
No
Contact: Patrick Raue, PhD 914 997 8684 praue@med.cornell.edu
United States
 
 
NCT02283385
1306014011
Yes
Not Provided
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Jo Anne Sirey, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
  • New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA)
  • Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA)
Principal Investigator: Jo Anne Sirey, PhD Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
July 2017

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