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Trial record 60 of 158 for:    (Dementia pugilistica OR chronic traumatic encephalopathy) AND Injuries

An Exploration of the Relationship Between Chronic Pain and Suicide Attempt Among Veterans

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 30, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 25, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between attempted and/or completed suicide and reported experience of chronic pain among an adult veteran population. Specific aims include a) examining the experience of chronic pain between patients who have either attempted and/or completed suicide, non-suicide attempt mental health patients, and non-mental health chronic pain patients and b) determining possible differences in reported experiences of chronic pain based on mental and physical diagnoses, age, gender, ethnicity, occupation, and patient's recorded perceptions of depression and/or quality of life. As articulated in the Amendment approved on June 13, 2008, additional areas of interest include histories of neurological disease (e.g. traumatic brain injury) and/or mental health diagnoses. History of both neurologic disease and mental health diagnoses will also be identified by chart review (per approval obtained June 13, 2008). As such this study will also compare differences (e.g., mental health, neurological disease) between veterans who have history of a suicide attempt, completion, or a lifetime history of suicidality and matched control veterans without a history of suicide attempts, completions, or lifetime history of suicide. The relationship between suicidal behavior, attempted/completed suicide, and reported Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms among an adult veteran population is also of interest. Additionally, this data set will be used to complete a validation study regarding the Self-Directed Violence Classification System (SDVCS). Specifically, relevant information in subject chart notes regarding self-directed violence (SDV) will be used to categorize thoughts and behaviors according to the SDVCS.

Condition or disease
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Traumatic Brain Injury Suicide Attempt

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 230 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Chronic Pain and Suicide Attempt Among Veterans
Study Start Date : June 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2014

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Suicidal Ideation [ Time Frame: Baseline ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Veterans who received care in the VA.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Record of a suicide attempt or completion between October 2004 and February 2006

Exclusion Criteria:

  • For cases: upon chart review, no record of a suicide attempt or completion within the specified time frame

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01502436

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United States, Colorado
Eastern Colorado Healthcare System
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80220
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
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Principal Investigator: Lisa Brenner, PhD VA VISN 19 MIRECC

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Responsible Party: VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Identifier: NCT01502436     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-0214
First Posted: December 30, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 25, 2016
Last Verified: July 2012
Keywords provided by VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System:
posttraumatic stress disorder
traumatic brain injury
Suicide Attempt
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Brain Injuries
Brain Injuries, Traumatic
Chronic Pain
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Suicide, Attempted
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Mental Disorders
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms