Post Admission Cognitive Therapy (PACT) for the Inpatient Treatment of Military Personnel with Suicidal Behaviors: A Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial
Annual rept. 1 Feb 2011-31 Jan 2012
HENRY M JACKSON FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MILITARY MEDICINE ROCKVILLE MD
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The broad objective of the proposed study is to empirically evaluate the efficacy of a cognitive behavioral intervention, titled, Post Admission Cognitive Therapy PACT, for military personnel psychiatrically hospitalized due to a suicide-related event with either a recent or a lifetime suicide attempt. The primary outcomes will be incidence of repeat suicide attempts and number of days until a repeat suicide attempt. Secondary outcomes include psychiatric symptoms, repeat number of psychiatric hospitalizations, hope for one s future, and acceptability of treatment. A multi-site, single-blind, randomized controlled trial will be the research design. A total of 218 individuals will be recruited from the inpatient psychiatric and traumatic brain injury TBI units at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Participants will be randomized into one of two conditions 1 PACT Enhanced Usual Care EUC or 2 EUC. The PACTEUC condition will consist of six 60-90 minute individual cognitive behavioral therapy sessions administered over preferably three days during the inpatient stay and up to four telephone booster sessions. The EUC condition will consist of usual psychiatric care patients receive during their hospitalization, the assessment services provided by MA andor PhD level clinicians, and case management services provided for one year by Bachelor s level research personnel. Follow-up assessments will be conducted at 1, 3, 6, and 12-month post discharge by blind PhD level clinicians.
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