Mental Health Intervention for Elderly Abuse Victims (PROTECT)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02283385|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 5, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Depression||Behavioral: PROTECT||Not Applicable|
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.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||63 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Mental Health Intervention for Elderly Abuse Victims: Providing Options to Elderly Clients Together (PROTECT)|
|Actual Study Start Date :||July 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 30, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 30, 2017|
Experimental: PROTECT Intervention
Participants will receive a brief psychotherapy that builds on Problem Solving Therapy (PST)
8-session weekly psychotherapy intervention that combines problem-solving therapy, anxiety management and psycho education developed specifically for this population
- 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.
- 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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02283385
|United States, New York|
|Department for the Aging: Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10007|
|Jewish Association Serving the Aging|
|New York, New York, United States, 10018|
|Principal Investigator:||Jo Anne Sirey, PhD||Weill Medical College of Cornell University|