Family Intervention for Suicidal Youth: Emergency Care (FISP)

This study has been completed.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Identifier:
First received: November 14, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2007
History: No changes posted

This project evaluates a brief intervention in the emergency department (ED) for adolescents presenting with suicide attempts. The intervention aims to capitalize on the opportunity offered by the ED visit to deliver an effective intervention, improve adherence to follow-up care, decrease the risk of repeat suicide attempts, and improve clinical and functioning outcomes.

Condition Intervention Phase
Suicide, Attempted
Behavioral: FISP + Usual Care
Behavioral: Usual Care
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Family Intervention for Suicidal Youth: Emergency Care

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Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Study Start Date: October 2003
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Usual Care + Family Intervention for Suicide Prevention (FISP)
Behavioral: FISP + Usual Care
Usual Care
Behavioral: Usual Care


Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 10-18 years
  • Suicidal patient presenting to Emergency Department

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute psychosis/symptoms that impede consent/assessment
  • No parent/guardian to consent (youth <18)
  • Youth not English-speaking
  • Parents/guardians not English or Spanish-speaking.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00558805

United States, California
UCLA Emergency Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90024
Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Joan R Asarnow, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
  More Information

No publications provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00558805     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 921708
Study First Received: November 14, 2007
Last Updated: November 14, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Suicide, Attempted
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on October 19, 2014