Social Connections and Late Life Suicide
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02188485|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 11, 2014
Last Update Posted : July 11, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Depression Suicidal Ideation||Behavioral: ENGAGE||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||62 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Social Connections and Late Life Suicide|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 30, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 30, 2017|
Experimental: ENGAGE: a social engagement intervention
ENGAGE is a brief psychotherapy that specifically targets increased social engagement and activity. The study will use the ENGAGE manual developed by Drs. Alexopoulos, Arean and their colleagues, focusing on increased engagement in activities that allow subjects to be social (targeting thwarted belongingness) or contribute to the well-being of others (targeting perceived burdensomeness).
Up to 10 sessions delivered in the home.
No Intervention: Care-as-Usual
Care as usual in primary care with study assessments.
- Social connectedness [ Time Frame: 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 10 weeks. ]Change from baseline in severity of social disconnectedness at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, and 10 weeks, operationalized as thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness, measured by the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire (Van Orden et al., 2012).
- Suicide ideation [ Time Frame: 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 10 weeks ]Change from baseline in suicide ideation at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, and 10 weeks, measured by the Geriatric Suicide ideation scale (Heisel & Flett, 2005).
- Depression [ Time Frame: 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 10 weeks ]Change in depression severity from baseline at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, and 10 weeks. Depression severity will be measured with the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (QIDS).
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02188485
|United States, New York|
|University of Rochester|
|Rochester, New York, United States, 14642|
|Principal Investigator:||Kimberly A Van Orden, PhD||University of Rochester|