Working… Menu

Effect of Psychosocial Treatment by the Case Manager in Patients After a Suicide Attempt

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00664872
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 23, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 9, 2014
National Science Council, Taiwan
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shen-Ing,Liu, Mackay Memorial Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the case manager are effective in the treatment of suicide attempters.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Suicide, Attempted Other: proactive psychosocial intervention by care managers Behavioral: case management Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Compared with usual care, interventional group will (1) improve treatment attendance, (2) have less repeated suicide attempts in adults after a suicide attempts, and (3)have better patients' satisfaction with care.

Layout table for study information
Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 147 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Proactive Psychosocial Treatment by the Case Manager in Patients After a Suicide Attempt: a Randomised Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : August 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2008

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Suicide

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: case management Other: proactive psychosocial intervention by care managers
A case manager will be assigned to each of the participants in the intervention group. All case managers are psychologists. After discharge from the emergency department, the participants receive six sessions of proactive psychosocial intervention by their case manager over four months. Duration of each session is approximately 30 minutes. The intervention consists of telephone or face-to-face contacts with the case manager at scheduled intervals or when clinically necessary. If a patient declines medication therapy from the psychiatrist, case manager will provide psychotherapy using the model of cognitive-behavioural approach and problem-solving therapy. Case managers will receive backup and supervision by psychiatrist investigators and monthly supervision of therapy. Case managers will regularly monitor suicide risk, clinical status and provide follow-up.

Behavioral: case management

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. treatment adherence, defined as outpatient mental health clinic attendance [ Time Frame: 6-month, and 12-month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. During follow-up periods (6-month, and 12-month), interventional group will have (1) less repeated suicide attempts (behavior) (2) less suicidal ideation, (3) lower depression score, (4) better patients' satisfaction with care [ Time Frame: 6-month, and 12-month ]

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Participants recruit adults who:

  1. Discharge from an emergency department of a teaching hospital after attempt suicide
  2. Aged above 18 years old
  3. Agree to provide written inform consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients were too ill to be interviewed
  2. Patients have immediate and severe suicide risk.

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00664872

Layout table for location information
Mackay Memorial Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 251
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Science Council, Taiwan
Layout table for investigator information
Principal Investigator: Shen-Ing Liu, MD.PHD Department of Psychiatry, Mackay Memorial Hospital
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information
Responsible Party: Shen-Ing,Liu, Attending Physician, Mackay Memorial Hospital Identifier: NCT00664872    
Other Study ID Numbers: NSC96-2314-B195-011
First Posted: April 23, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 9, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014
Keywords provided by Shen-Ing,Liu, Mackay Memorial Hospital:
case manager
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Layout table for MeSH terms
Suicide, Attempted
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms