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Engaging Homeless Veterans in Primary Care

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00858507
First received: March 5, 2009
Last updated: June 9, 2016
Last verified: June 2016
Results First Received: December 10, 2014  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Condition: Homeless Persons
Interventions: Behavioral: RN Brief Intervention
Behavioral: Social Worker Outreach

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Arm 1: RN-based Medical Outreach, Administration of a Personal

RN-based medical outreach, administration of a personal health assessment and brief intervention

Personal Health Assessment/brief intervention: RN administered personal health assessment along with a brief intervention for behavior change administered to homeless veterans in the community

Arm 2: Social Work Based Outreach (Usual Care)

Social work based outreach (usual care)

Social work administered outreach: Social worker will encounter homeless veteran in the community and encourage to come to the VA for care


Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Arm 1: RN-based Medical Outreach, Administration of a Personal   Arm 2: Social Work Based Outreach (Usual Care)
STARTED   105   116 
COMPLETED   83   101 
NOT COMPLETED   22   15 



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Arm 1: RN-based Medical Outreach, Administration of a Personal

RN-based medical outreach, administration of a personal health assessment and brief intervention

Personal Health Assessment/brief intervention: RN administered personal health assessment along with a brief intervention for behavior change administered to homeless veterans in the community

Arm 2: Social Work Based Outreach (Usual Care)

Social work based outreach (usual care)

Social work administered outreach: Social worker will encounter homeless veteran in the community and encourage to come to the VA for care

Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Arm 1: RN-based Medical Outreach, Administration of a Personal   Arm 2: Social Work Based Outreach (Usual Care)   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 83   101   184 
Age 
[Units: Participants]
     
<=18 years   0   0   0 
Between 18 and 65 years   79   97   176 
>=65 years   4   4   8 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 48.8  (11.6)   48.5  (10.2)   48.6  (10.8) 
Gender 
[Units: Participants]
     
Female   6   4   10 
Male   77   97   174 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
     
United States   83   101   184 


  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Receipt of Primary Care at the VA   [ Time Frame: within 4 weeks of intervention ]


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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Thomas O'Toole, MD
Organization: Providence VA Medical Center
phone: 4012737100
e-mail: thomas.otoole@va.gov


Publications of Results:

Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00858507     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IIR 07-184
Study First Received: March 5, 2009
Results First Received: December 10, 2014
Last Updated: June 9, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government