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Using Smart Phone Technology To Rural Veterans

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01346228
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2011 by Michael Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 2, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 2, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to see if a new Smart Phone application can help Veterans manage their panic symptoms after completing a two-day treatment for panic attacks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Panic Disorders Anxiety Disorders Behavioral: Panic Control Treatment (PCT)

Detailed Description:

The first goal is to see how helpful the Smart Phone application is in helping veterans with panic symptoms continue to improve after you complete treatment.

The second goal of this study is to find out how much veterans like the Smart Phone application.

The third goal is to see how practical it is to use the Smart Phone application as a form of follow-up care. We want to see how much time is needed to provide technical support in using the application.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 15 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : April 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2013

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Arms and Interventions

Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Panic Control Treatment (PCT)
    2 Day treatment for Panic Disorder
    Other Names:
    • Panic Group
    • Weekend Panic Group

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Panic Control Treatment (PCT) [ Time Frame: 2 days ]

    A cognitive-behavioral therapy for PD that is highly efficacious, the standard delivery format of these sessions are typically offered once a week over a period of several months. This can pose challenges to rural Veterans who have multiple commitments and face long travel distances for mental health services.

    To improve accessibility to panic treatment, one innovative approach has been to deliver PCT in an intensive, two-day format.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Participants must

  1. be an Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) Veteran
  2. currently meet criteria for PD with or without Agoraphobia
  3. complete the weekend PD treatment at the Lufkin, Conroe or Texas City CBOC.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. current substance dependence
  2. organic psychosis
  3. symptomatic bipolar disorder
  4. severe depression with suicidal intent or plan
  5. cognitive impairment (indicated by scores <20 on SLUMS)
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01346228

Contact: Ken Woods 713-791-1414 ext 2247 ken.woods@va.gov

United States, Texas
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Michael Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
South Central VA Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center
Principal Investigator: Ellen Teng, Ph.D Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
More Information

Responsible Party: Ellen Teng, PhD., Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01346228     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-28199
First Posted: May 2, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 2, 2011
Last Verified: April 2011

Keywords provided by Michael Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center:
Panic Disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Panic Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders