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

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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;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   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
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Baseline Measures
    Intervention 1: In-person CAMS     Intervention: E-training CAMS     Control     Total  
Number of Participants  
[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  
[units: participants]
Psychiatrist     12     12     12     36  
Psychologist     16     13     18     47  
Midlevel Provider     42     44     43     129  
[1] Not all participants reported race, hence there may be differences in overall number

  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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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
Providers in this VISN may not be representative of providers in other VAMCs.

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