Patient-Centered Alternative to Psychiatric Hospitalization for Veterans
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00013169|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 16, 2001
Last Update Posted : April 7, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Veterans Acute Hospitalization||Behavioral: Strong Patient Focus||Not Applicable|
A variety of models of psychiatric hospital alternative care have been developed over the past several decades. San Diego�s Short-Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) model is one of the best established of these alternatives, comprising a network of 6 facilities with a total of 77 beds. Although veterans have been among those served at START programs for many years, no previous study of START or any other model has focused specifically on veterans.
The study tested the hypotheses that veterans treated in a START program would demonstrate greater improvement in symptoms and quality of life, as well as greater satisfaction with treatment and lower costs of care than veterans treated at the VA inpatient unit.
This study includes elements of both efficacy and effectiveness studies. VA psychiatric unit treatment and START are compared in a randomized trial, with follow up of subjects at 2, 6, and 12 months as they experience real-world treatment-as-usual. Symptoms, functioning, quality of life, and satisfaction with services are assessed on multiple standardized measures, as well as by qualitative assessments.
Final report is under preparation.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||220 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Patient-Centered Alternative to Psychiatric Hospitalization for Veterans|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2002|
|Arm 1||Behavioral: Strong Patient Focus|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00013169
|United States, California|
|VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA|
|San Diego, California, United States, 92161|
|Principal Investigator:||James B Lohr, MD BA||VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA|