The Amager Project: Intervention After Suicide Attempt (Amager)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00821756|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2009 by Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 13, 2009
Repetition rate after a suicide attempt and self harm is very high, about 12-30 percent. Studies, reviewed by Hawton, 1999 show a lack of evidence for psychosocial interventions. Compliance with aftercare is also often very poor.
Inspired by the Norwegian Baerum project, the aim is to study if active, assertive outreach, seeking contact, talking about problem solution, motivate to comply to other appointments, will reduce repetition of suicidal acts in the following years.
The design is a prospective randomized, controlled trial. The patients (immediately after a suicide attempt or deliberate self harm)) included are randomized to intervention or standard (treatment as usual), aiming at at least 60 persons in each arm. The intervention is carried out through research nurses with about 8 home visits, phone contact, phone messaging, e-mails.Included are persons 12 years of age and older, danish speaking without translator and without diagnoses of severe mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar illness, mania and severe/psychotic depression) or severe dementia.
Outcome is measured by repetition of suicidal act (suicide attempt, self harm or completed suicide)as recorded in medical records and by the Danish Cause of Death Register. Repetition measured by persons and by acts throughout 1 year, 2 and 3 years periods. Additional outcome is number and character of health system contacts.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Suicidal Behaviour Repetition of Suicidal Behaviour||Behavioral: OPAC (Outreach, Problem solving, Adherence, Continuity)||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||133 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||The Amager Project. Intervention After Suicide Attempt: A Randomized Study.|
|Study Start Date :||January 2005|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 2010|
Assertive intervention in OPAC-style: Outreach,problem solving,adherence,continuity
Behavioral: OPAC (Outreach, Problem solving, Adherence, Continuity)
Assertive outreach immediately after the suicide attempt with about 8 home visits plus contact by telephone, phone messages, e-mails. Duration of intervention 6 months.
No Intervention: 2
Control arm: Treatment as usual
- Persons repeating a suicidal act [ Time Frame: One, two and three years ]
- Acts of suicidal behaviour Contacts with health system [ Time Frame: One, two and three years ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00821756
|Psychiatric Centre Amager, Copenhagen University Hospital|
|Copenhagen S, Denmark, DK-2300|
|Principal Investigator:||August G. Wang, M.D.||Psychiatric Centre Amager, Copenhagen University Hospital|