A Trial of Group Psychotherapy for Veterans and Military Personnel With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00984698|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 25, 2009
Results First Posted : March 31, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Depression Insomnia Disorder||Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Social Rhythm Group Therapy Behavioral: Present Centered Group Therapy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||115 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||A Trial of Group Psychotherapy for Veterans and Military Personnel With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|
|Study Start Date :||May 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2012|
Experimental: Structured Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Social Rhythm Group Therapy is designed to improve mood and sleep by stabilizing social rhythms, increasing exposure to ambient light, changing dysfunctional bed/bedtime associations, activating the imagery system by changing nightmare content, and challenging dysfunctional automatic thoughts that might contribute to behavioral inactivation and nonadherence to the therapy protocol. There is no discussion of past traumatic events.
Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Social Rhythm Group Therapy
12 weeks, 2h structured group therapy
Active Comparator: Unstructured Therapy
Present Centered Group Therapy includes education about the typical symptoms and features associated with PTSD and MDD, with a focus on how these symptoms affect interpersonal relationships. It uses the group format to decrease isolation, normalize symptoms, and provide the experience of giving and receiving support. Some relaxation training is provided early in therapy. There is no discussion of past traumatic events.
Behavioral: Present Centered Group Therapy
12 weeks, 2h relatively unstructured group therapy
- Depression [ Time Frame: post-treatment, at 12 weeks ]Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, 17 item The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression is an interview assessment of depression symptom severity. Total score range is from 0 (no symptoms of depression) to 52 (maximum symptoms of depression).
- PTSD [ Time Frame: post-treatment, at 12 weeks ]Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS), DSM-IV The CAPS is a 17-item interview assessment post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity. Total score ranges from 0 (no PTSD symptoms) to 136 (maximum PTSD symptoms).
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00984698
|United States, Arizona|
|Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS)|
|Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85723|
|University of Arizona|
|Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85724|
|Principal Investigator:||Patricia Haynes, PhD||University of Arizona|