Development and Validation of a PTSD-Related Functional Impairment Scale

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
VA Boston Healthcare System
Boston University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boston VA Research Institute, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00651872
First received: April 1, 2008
Last updated: March 5, 2014
Last verified: August 2013
  Purpose

This project has the long-term goal of designing and validating a psychometrically sound inventory of PTSD-related functional impairment for active duty service members and veterans. The inventory will include assessments of multiple dimensions of functional impairment and their impact on quality of life and explicitly show how PTSD symptoms are related to functional impairment. By creating and validating an inventory to assess PTSD-related functioning--as they are perceived and reported by active military personnel and veterans--we hope to offer a useful tool for clinicians, researchers and military leaders. A measure of PTSD-related functional impairment will have enormous value from a health care perspective in terms of identifying individuals with the disorder and for promoting more efficient allocation of resources and efforts towards those who are in most need. We anticipate that the end product of this study, an efficient, empirically-based measure of PTSD-related functional impairment will have an immediate impact on the assessment and treatment of military-related PTSD, in terms of promoting more efficient allocation of resources and efforts towards those who are in most need. Such a measure will also assist with PTSD-related compensation and pension procedures and decisions by providing a means to more accurately assess PTSD-related functional impairment.


Condition
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Development and Validation of a PTSD-Related Functional Impairment Scale

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Further study details as provided by Boston VA Research Institute, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Functional Impairment [ Time Frame: following1st and only session ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • PTSD Diagnosis [ Time Frame: during 1st and only session ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • General Life Satisfaction [ Time Frame: during 1st and only session ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Malingering [ Time Frame: during 1st and only session ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Disability [ Time Frame: during 1st and only session ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 740
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Veteran or Active Duty Military Personnel

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to read
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00651872

Locations
United States, Maryland
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Silver Springs, Maryland, United States, 20910
United States, Massachusetts
VA Boston Healthcare System (Jamaica Plain Campus)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02130
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston VA Research Institute, Inc.
VA Boston Healthcare System
Boston University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Brian P Marx, PhD BUSM; VA Boston Healthcare System
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Boston VA Research Institute, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00651872     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PT074941
Study First Received: April 1, 2008
Last Updated: March 5, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Boston VA Research Institute, Inc.:
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Functional Impairment
Veterans
Military Personnel

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014