Intensive Weekend Retreat Multi-Couple Group Therapy for PTSD
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03158558|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 18, 2017
Last Update Posted : December 18, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|PTSD||Behavioral: Accelerated, Multi-Couple Group CBCT for PTSD||Not Applicable|
Numerous studies have documented an association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and intimate relationship problems in both Service Members and Veterans and their partners, including relationship distress, physical and psychological aggression, and psychological distress in partners. In prior work, the investigators have demonstrated that cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for PTSD (CBCT for PTSD), a 15-session couple-based therapy for PTSD, is efficacious in simultaneously treating PTSD and comorbid symptoms and improving intimate relationship functioning. However, the current format of fifteen 75-minute sessions over 15 weeks presents challenges for large-scale dissemination for active duty Service Members and recently discharged Veterans who have deployed in support of 9/11.
The purpose of this uncontrolled trial is to pilot a brief, scalable version of CBCT for PTSD in which session content is taught in an accelerated, multi-couple group format (AM-CBCT for PTSD) that has the potential for rapid dissemination and implementation, while capturing the majority of the benefits of the original therapy format. Accelerated, multi-couple group CBCT for PTSD (AM-CBCT for PTSD) will be delivered in a single weekend retreat to 24 active duty Service Members and recently discharged Veterans with PTSD who have deployed post-9/11 and their partners. Participants will be assessed at pre-treatment, one month after treatment, and 3 months after treatment.
The study seeks to answer the following questions:
- Will accelerated, multi-couple group CBCT for PTSD delivered in a weekend retreat (AM-CBCT for PTSD) be associated with significant improvements in clinician-rated PTSD symptom severity, as measured by the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5), one month after treatment and at 3-month follow-up?
- Will accelerated, multi-couple group CBCT for PTSD delivered in a weekend retreat (AM-CBCT for PTSD) be associated with significant improvements in secondary outcomes (e.g., patient self-reported PTSD and comorbid symptom severity, relationship satisfaction), one month after treatment and at 3-month follow-up?
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||48 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Multi-Couple Group Intervention for PTSD|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2018|
Experimental: AM-CBCT for PTSD
Accelerated, Multi-Couple Group Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy delivered in a single weekend retreat
Behavioral: Accelerated, Multi-Couple Group CBCT for PTSD
Intensive weekend retreat version of cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for PTSD (Monson & Fredman, 2012)
Other Name: AM-CBCT for PTSD
- Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-5) [ Time Frame: change in PTSD symptoms at 1 and 3 months posttreatment ]semi-structured clinician interview to determine presence and severity of PTSD symptoms
- PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5) [ Time Frame: change in PTSD symptoms at 1 and 3 months posttreatment ]patient self-report rating of PTSD symptom severity
- Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) [ Time Frame: change in PTSD symptoms at 1 and 3 months posttreatment ]self-report measure of depressive symptom severity
- Couples Satisfaction Index (CSI) [ Time Frame: change in relationship satisfaction at 1 and 3 months posttreatment ]self-report measure of relationship satisfaction
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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03158558
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio|
|Killeen, Texas, United States, 76544|
|Principal Investigator:||Steffany J. Fredman, Ph.D.||The Pennsylvania State University|