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Improving Housing Outcomes for Homeless Veterans

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03646149
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : August 24, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 22, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development

Brief Summary:
Many homeless Veterans with serious mental illness (SMI) enroll in the VA's Supported Housing (VASH) program but struggle to obtain and sustain housing. Social skills are an important-but underappreciated-determinant of housing outcomes for homeless adults. The investigators hypothesize that homeless Veterans with SMI who participate in a social skills training program, tailored for housing-related social skills, will obtain housing quicker, retain housing longer, and show improved mental health outcomes compared to Veterans with similar needs not participating in such a program.

Condition or disease
Veterans Homeless Persons Mentally Ill Persons

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Improving Housing Outcomes for Homeless Veterans (CDA 15-074)
Actual Study Start Date : June 26, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 23, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 23, 2021

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Group/Cohort
Housing Skills Training Group
Homeless Veterans with serious mental illness who are inpatient at the VA Greater Los Angeles Domiciliary or enrolled in a VA Supported Housing (VASH) program and participating in a Housing Skills Training Group as part of routine clinical care.
Control Group
Homeless Veterans with serious mental illness who are inpatient at the VA Greater Los Angeles Domiciliary or enrolled in a VA Supported Housing (VASH) program and not participating in a Housing Skills Training Group due to limited staff resources.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Housing Attainment-Residential Timeline Follow-Back [ Time Frame: 1 Year ]
    Attainment of permanent independent housing, measured using the Residential Timeline Follow-Back tool.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Housing Retention-Residential Timeline Follow-Back [ Time Frame: 1 Year ]
    Length of time of retention of permanent independent housing, measured using the Residential Timeline Follow-Back tool.

  2. Serious Mental Illness Symptom Severity-Illness Management and Recovery Scale [ Time Frame: 1 Year ]
    Change in severity of experienced symptoms of serious mental illness, measured using the Illness Management and Recovery Scale-Client Self Rating.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Homeless Veterans with Serious Mental Illness who are inpatient at the VA Greater Los Angeles Domiciliary or enrolled in VA Supported Housing (VASH) programs at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Identified by VA Greater Los Angeles Domiciliary or VASH program staff as a participant in Housing Skills Training or meeting criteria to participate in Housing Skills Training as determined by standard practices:

    • Must have a history of homelessness
    • Must be a Veteran over the age of 18 years
    • Must have a serious mental illness (mood disorder, anxiety disorder, psychotic disorder)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not identified by GLA Domiciliary or VASH program staff as a participant in a Housing Skills Training or meeting criteria to participate Housing Skills Training as determined by standard practices.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03646149


Locations
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United States, California
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles, CA
West Los Angeles, California, United States, 90073
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sonya Emi Gabrielian, MD MPH VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles, CA

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Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03646149     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDX 18-004
CDA 15-074 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: VA HSR&D )
First Posted: August 24, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 22, 2019
Last Verified: August 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: The PI will create de-identified, study-specific datasets that include all variables in a publication. Some loss of information might occur given the need to remove PHI. The PI will replace social security and medical station numbers with study-specific numbers. The PI will drop date of birth and replace age with age categories, in accordance with PHI requirements for people 85 years of age and older. Dates of service will be replaced with year dummies.
Time Frame: Datasets meeting VA standards for disclosure to the public will be made available within 1 year of publication.
Access Criteria: Prior to distribution, a local privacy officer will certify that all datasets contains no PHI. Final data sets will be maintained locally until enterprise-level resources become available for long-term storage and access. Guidance on request and distribution processes will be provided by ORD. Those requesting data will be asked to sign a Letter of Agreement.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
Social Skills
Housing