Resolving Grief After Spinal Cord Injury
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01957358|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 8, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 31, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Spinal Cord Injury||Behavioral: The Grief Recovery Method||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||8 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Resolving Grief and Moving On After Spinal Cord Injury|
|Study Start Date :||October 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||September 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2018|
Experimental: Lifestyle counselling using the Grief Recovery Method
Volunteers will participate in a series of weekly and twice-weekly sessions with a counselor who has obtained special training in the Grief Recovery Method.
Behavioral: The Grief Recovery Method
The Grief Recovery Method is a structured process designed to help people with spinal cord injuries examine their knowledge of their injury, their emotional reaction to their injury, and their ability to acknowledge their grief over the injury in order to learn techniques to resolve the grief in order to achieve a more complete recovery. Participants will attend a total of 18 sessions, some one-on-one, and some in a group setting. The Grief Recovery Handbook, handouts, DVD (digital video disc) presentations and questionnaires will be used. Targeted activities to decrease isolation and assist volunteers to identify goals for recovery will be utilized.
- Impact of Event Scale [ Time Frame: At Sessions 1 and 18. (Baseline and month 4) ]A self-administered questionnaire with 22 questions designed to measure the subjective response to a specific traumatic event (for this study, the event is the spinal cord injury).
- Modified Grief Inventory [ Time Frame: At Sessions 1and 18 (baseline and month 4). ]A self-reported 2-part questionnaire that asks the volunteer to circle responses to questions about past behavior and present feelings about their spinal cord injury.
- The Coping with Health Injuries and Problems [ Time Frame: At sessions 1 and 18 (Baseline and month 4) ]A 32-question self-reported scale that measures coping with illness.
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): NCT01957358
|Contact: Gail Burnside||(204) 786-4753|
|WRHA Health Sciences Centre Rehabilitation Hospital||Recruiting|
|Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3A 1M4|
|Principal Investigator: Karen Ethans, MD|