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Patient and Provider Outcomes of E-Learning Training in Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

This study has been completed.
Medical University of South Carolina
Washington Psychological Center
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First received: May 19, 2009
Last updated: April 6, 2015
Last verified: October 2014
Results First Received: December 29, 2014  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Condition: Suicide
Intervention: Behavioral: CAMS

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
Intervention 1: In-person CAMS Intervention: in-person CAMS training
Intervention 2: E-learning CAMS Intervention: e-learning CAMS training
Control Control: no training

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Intervention 1: In-person CAMS   Intervention 2: E-learning CAMS   Control
STARTED   70   69   73 
COMPLETED   70   69   73 
NOT COMPLETED   0   0   0 

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Population Description
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comparison of three arms

Reporting Groups
Intervention 1: In-person CAMS Intervention: in-person CAMS training for providers
Intervention: E-training CAMS Intervention: e-training CAMS training for providers
Control Control: no training
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Intervention 1: In-person CAMS   Intervention: E-training CAMS   Control   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 70   69   73   212 
Age, Customized 
[Units: Participants]
20-29 years   4   4   6   14 
30-39 years   22   22   23   67 
40-49 years   15   13   22   50 
50-59 years   19   22   18   59 
60-69 years   10   8   4   22 
[Units: Participants]
Female   47   49   59   155 
Male   23   20   14   57 
Race/Ethnicity, Customized [1] 
[Units: Participants]
White   45   45   46   136 
African American   15   19   14   48 
Hispanic   0   2   1   3 
Other   6   1   4   11 
[1] Not all participants reported race, hence there may be differences in overall number
[Units: Participants]
Psychiatrist   12   12   12   36 
Psychologist   16   13   18   47 
Midlevel Provider   42   44   43   129 

  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Provider Self-efficacy and Beliefs About Suicidality   [ Time Frame: post-training ]

2.  Secondary:   Satisfaction With Training   [ Time Frame: post-training ]

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Providers in this VISN may not be representative of providers in other VAMCs.