Examining an Emergency Room Intervention for the Prevention of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2010 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Hadassah Medical Organization
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01162044
First received: July 13, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2010
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

PTSD is a common and distressing possible outcome following exposure to a traumatic event. Recent studies show that memory processes may be central to the development of the disorder, and interrupting the consolidation of traumatic memories may prevent the disorder from developing. Specifically the use of a visual spatial task has been shown to reduce a key characteristic of PTSD, intrusions, in non-clinical populations. This study aims to administer a visual spatial task to recent trauma survivors in the Emergency Room, and compare PTSD and symptoms development in these patients as compared to a control group who did not carry out the task. The study hypothesizes that the task will result in less PTSD, lower levels of intrusions, dissociation and pain.


Condition Intervention
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Other: Computer game

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Interrupting Traumatic Memories: An Emergency Room Intervention for the Prevention of PTSD

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Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • PTSD symptoms [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    PTSD status and symptoms as measured by the PSS


Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: No intervention
Subjects will be assessed, but no active intervention given
Experimental: Computer game
Subjects will play with computer game while in the Emergency Room
Other: Computer game
Playing with specially designed computer game while in emergency room

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 18-65,
  • no loss of consciousness,
  • ability to understand study procedures and give informed consent,
  • Hebrew as first language,
  • experienced a potentially traumatic event as defined in DSM (objective danger and subjective feeling of fear).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • current or past psychiatric treatment,
  • current or past PTSD.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01162044

Contacts
Contact: Sara A Freedman, PhD 972544704636 sarafreedman@gmail.com

Locations
Israel
Hadassah Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rena Cooper, MD Hadassah Medical Organization
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr Rena Cooper,, Hadassah Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01162044     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ER-PTSD-HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: July 13, 2010
Last Updated: July 13, 2010
Health Authority: Israel: Israeli Health Ministry Pharmaceutical Administration

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
PTSD
prevention

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

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