Study of Physical Health for Women With Posttraumatic Stress or Depression

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 24, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 29, 2015
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jeffrey Kibler, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to obtain a better understanding of how stress is related to health risks.

Condition or disease
Healthy Stress, Psychological Depression Posttraumatic Stress Disorders

Detailed Description:
Participants complete up to two study visits of approximately 3-4 hours each. The first study visit involves an interview about life experiences and emotions. If the participant is eligible for the second assessment, the average length of time between visit 1 and visit 2 will be 1-7 days. The second visit included physical measurements such as cholesterol and blood pressure, performing math and speaking tasks, and surveys to help us learn about healthy behaviors and emotions. No further follow-up of participants is conducted beyond the two study visits.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 59 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Cardiovascular Risk in Relation to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Young Women
Study Start Date : June 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2012

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Posttraumatic Stress

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Cardiovascular Risk Factors [ Time Frame: Single assessment timepoint ]
    This primary outcome will be assessed at the second study visit (1-7 days from first study visit for those who are eligible).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Community sample, psychology clinics

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pre-menopausal
  • Must be able to speak and read English fluently

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Specific medications and chronic diseases
  • History of heart attack (myocardial infarction)
  • Pregnant or given birth in last 3 months
  • Peri-menopausal or post-menopausal

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01208844

United States, Florida
Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, 33314-7796
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nova Southeastern University
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey L Kibler, PhD Nova Southeastern University

Responsible Party: Jeffrey Kibler, Ph.D., Professor, Nova Southeastern University Identifier: NCT01208844     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CPS06230812Exp.
1R15HL085121-01A2 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: September 24, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 29, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders