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The Utility of the Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) Screener for Mental Health Evaluations in the Emergency Setting

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03323853
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 27, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 5, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Arkansas

Brief Summary:
• The CARS is based on the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI), a validated instrument for assessing mental health diagnoses (2). According to the CARS manual, "The Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) is the result of a collaboration between the Division on Addiction and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, a nonprofit organization with a focus on preventing driving under the influence (DUI). CARS adapts questions from the internationally-recognized Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI), a tool designed for lay interviewers who may not have expertise or training in mental health assessment." CARS was piloted at 6 different sites in 2016, all in DUI populations. As CARS has not been specifically validated on non-DUI populations, investigators will collect alcohol history (see below). The CARS self-assessment version (CARS-SA) will be utilized in this study.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mental Health Other: CARS Report Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1130 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: The Utility of the Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) Screener for Mental Health Evaluations in the Emergency Setting
Actual Study Start Date : December 30, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 29, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 29, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Mental Health

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: CARS Report Other: CARS Report
Patients will be evaluated by emergency providers using the CARS report

No Intervention: No CARS report



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Composite measure in CARS+ patients whose providers have been given a copy of the CARS report versus CARS+ patients whose providers have not been given a copy of the report. [ Time Frame: Up to 12 hours ]
    The composite measure includes: the number of CARS mental health diagnoses made in the ED; the number of psychiatry evaluations in the emergency department (ED); and the number of mental health referrals made from the ED.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • >18 years of age
  • Not incarcerated
  • English-speaking and English-writing (as translators will not be available for this study)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable or unwilling to complete CARS screener
  • Unable or unwilling to provide any history of alcohol abuse
  • Currently presenting with a chief complaint of a psychiatric symptom
  • Currently presenting with a substance use complaint
  • History of a known psychiatric condition
  • Patients taking psychiatric medication

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03323853


Contacts
Contact: Michael Wilson, MD 501-686-5515 mpwilson@uams.edu
Contact: Samuel Mullinax 501-68-7000 smullinax@uams.edu

Locations
United States, Arkansas
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Recruiting
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72202
Contact: Michael P Wilson, MD    501-686-5515    mpwilson@uams.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Arkansas
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael P Wilson, MD University of Arkansas

Responsible Party: University of Arkansas
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03323853     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 206914
First Posted: October 27, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 5, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes