Computer-Based Training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT4CBT)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2012 by VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01406899
First received: July 27, 2011
Last updated: January 13, 2013
Last verified: March 2012
  Purpose

In this behavioral trial 80 substance abusing individuals will be randomly assigned to either treatment as usual in the substance abuse clinic of the Newington, CT VA hospital OR treatment as usual plus 8 hours of access to the 'CBT for CBT' computer program over a period of 8 weeks. Primary outcomes will be retention in treatment and reduction in substance use (percent days abstinent, confirmed by urine toxicology screens). The patients' ability to demonstrate coping skills through a computerized role-play evaluation will be a secondary outcome. A six-month follow-up will assess durability and/or delayed emergence of effects.


Condition Intervention Phase
Substance-Related Disorders
Behavioral: Computer Based Treatment
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Computer-Assisted Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Veterans With Substance Use Disorder

Further study details as provided by VA Connecticut Healthcare System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in substance use [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    percent days abstinent, confirmed by urine toxicology screens


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Retention in treatment [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    did patient continued to be enrolled in substance abuse treatment at follow-up


Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Treatment as Usual
Standard treatment as usual (TAU) in the VA Connecticut Healthcare System substance abuse clinic consisting of individual and group therapy sessions and regular urine monitoring.
Experimental: Computer-based treatment
Standard treatment as usual (TAU) plus coping skills computer program. In addition to the individual and group therapy sessions (TAU), individuals will work with a computerized program that teaches skills for stopping substance use and increasing coping skills twice weekly for 8 weeks.
Behavioral: Computer Based Treatment
Standard treatment as usual (TAU) plus coping skills computer program. In addition to the individual and group therapy sessions (TAU), individuals will work with a computerized program that teaches skills for stopping substance use and increasing coping skills twice weekly for 8 weeks.
Other Name: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Detailed Description:

This pilot study aims to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of adding a computer based training program in Cognitive Behavior Therapy ("CBT4CBT") for the treatment of addictions in a VA substance abuse outpatient clinic. Key secondary aims are to assess the impact of adding CBT4CBT to standard care on treatment attendance, engagement, retention, and to investigate if certain process measures are associated with substance use outcomes. Approximately 80 patients enrolled in the Newington Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) will be randomly assigned to either (A) treatment as usual, or (B) treatment as usual plus exposure to the CBT4CBT program.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years and older
  • Recent (within 3 months) substance use
  • meet current DSM-IV criteria for substance use disorder
  • fluent in English or at least a 6th grade reading level
  • can commit to at least 8 weeks of treatment and willing to be randomized to treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable housing situation
  • Likelihood of going to prison during the intervention portion of study
  • Recent opiate or benzodiazepine prescription
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01406899

Contacts
Contact: Christoffer Grant, MA 860-667-6756 christoffer.grant@va.gov

Locations
United States, Connecticut
Connecticut VA Healthcare System Recruiting
Newington, Connecticut, United States, 06111
Contact: Christoffer Grant, MA    860-667-6756    christoffer.grant@va.gov   
Principal Investigator: Judith Cooney, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Investigators
Study Director: Kathleen Carroll, Ph.D. Yale University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: VA Connecticut Healthcare System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01406899     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: JC0008
Study First Received: July 27, 2011
Last Updated: January 13, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Disorders

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