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Progressive Goal Attainment Program for Veterans (PGAP for Vets)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01565863
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 29, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 11, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Michael Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Boeing Company
Bristol-Myers Squibb
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Disabled American Veterans
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
MDRC

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE March 23, 2012
First Posted Date  ICMJE March 29, 2012
Last Update Posted Date June 11, 2020
Study Start Date  ICMJE February 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date June 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: March 27, 2012)
Employment [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: March 27, 2012)
  • Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Lehman Quality of Life Interview: Participants to rate their level of satisfaction with several domains of their lives (e.g. daily activities, social relations etc.) and their feelings about their lives as a whole on a 1-7 ("delighted" to "terrible") scale.
  • Citizenship [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Citizenship Measure: 42-item scale that asks about the person's involvement in community and social activities and their ability to act and make choices on their own behalf on a 1-5 ("not at all/never" to "a lot/very often") scale
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Progressive Goal Attainment Program for Veterans
Official Title  ICMJE The Progressive Goal Attainment Program for Veterans Project
Brief Summary The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) in improving employment outcomes and community engagement among U.S. veterans with disabilities.
Detailed Description Veterans with disabilities often have low self-esteem and motivation, significant depression and a belief that their disability precludes them from gainful employment. The Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) is specifically designed to target these psycho-social risk factors of disability. PGAP is a structured, 10-week intervention that focuses on helping clients develop a planned activity schedule to assist them in resuming desirable life activities, including employment. The PGAP for Veterans Project will test the feasibility of delivering PGAP to U.S. military veterans. The research will focus on the best means of service delivery, staffing needs and how to coordinate PGAP in a larger veteran service system. MDRC will also gather information on the target population, recruitment methods, the feasibility of scaling and replication, and employment outcomes among the sample. Two hundred veterans will be enrolled and randomly assigned into the study across two sites: Errera Community Care Center within (part of the VA Connecticut Health Care System) and the Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Condition  ICMJE
  • Mental Disorders
  • Worries; Pain or Disability
Intervention  ICMJE Behavioral: Progressive Goal Attainment Program
The Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) is a behavioral intervention originally developed in Canada at McGill University in order to increase return to work and community integration for individuals who receive worker's compensation. PGAP is the first disability program that is specifically designed to target the psycho-social risk factors of disability. The premise behind PGAP is that inactivity and attitudinal barriers increase work disability, and these issues are a primary cause of unemployment for individuals with physical and mental disabilities. PGAP is a structured, 10-week intervention that focuses upon helping clients develop a planned activity schedule to assist them in resuming desirable life activities.
Other Name: PGAP
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: Progressive Goal Attainment Program
    Intervention: Behavioral: Progressive Goal Attainment Program
  • No Intervention: VA employment services
Publications *

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 9, 2020)
199
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: March 27, 2012)
200
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE November 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date June 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Self-reporting a disability.
  • Unemployed or under-employed.
  • Likely to benefit from PGAP (i.e. unengaged in social and community activities, difficulty attaining work due to motivational factors).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Does not consent to be in the study.
  • Significant barriers: serious substance abuse, significant psychotic disorders and cognitive disabilities that would preclude them from active participation in PGAP.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT01565863
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE PGAP for Vets 1166.01.410.10
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party MDRC
Study Sponsor  ICMJE MDRC
Collaborators  ICMJE
  • VA Connecticut Healthcare System
  • Michael Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • The Boeing Company
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
  • Disabled American Veterans
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director: Peter Baird MDRC
Principal Investigator: Jack Tsai VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Principal Investigator: Anthony Kerrigan Michael Debakey VA Medical Center
PRS Account MDRC
Verification Date June 2020

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