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A Randomized Clinical Trial of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality vs. Enhanced Care as Usual for Suicidal Soldiers

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Technical Report,15 Mar 2015,14 Mar 2016

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Catholic University Washington United States

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This Randomized Clinical Trial RCT compares the effectiveness of CAMS versus Enhanced Care As Usual E-CAU in a sample of n 148 active-duty Army Soldiers who are experiencing suicidal ideation andor behaviors. Research clinicians for both treatment conditions were recruited from the Army Research Site ARS, Fort Stewart, GA, and were trained and monitored for fidelity and adherence to their respective treatment condition by the study staff. Participants were recruited from a number of sources at the ARS including the outpatient behavioral health clinic and the in patient unit. Approvals from all IRB committees involved in the study have been obtained. Participant recruitment began in MAY 2012 for the training phase of the study intent-to-treat phase of the study began in FEB 2013 recruitment of all participants was completed in DEC 2014 follow-up 12 assessments after start of treatment are on-going with only 8 participants remaining.

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