Traumatic Brain Injury Among Homeless Veterans
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||traumatic brain injury, homelessness|
|Sponsor||VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System|
|Collaborator||The National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans|
|Start date||May 2010|
|End date||December 2016|
|Trial size||2000 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01120054, 10-0170|
Objectives include: 1) establishing a psychometrically sound traumatic brain injury (TBI) screening measure for use among homeless veterans; 2) identifying the prevalence of those that screen positive for TBI among homeless veterans seeking VA services; and 3) comparing psychiatric and psychosocial outcomes between those with and without a history of TBI.
|United States||No locations recruiting|
|Other Countries||No locations recruiting|
time frame: One Time
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 89 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - At least 18 years of age, seeking homeless services at one of the VA Homeless Services Programs. Exclusion Criteria: - Failure to provide informed consent, not older than 89 years of age.
|Official title||Traumatic Brain Injury Among Homeless Veterans|
|Principal investigator||Lisa A. Brenner, Ph. D.|
|Description||Short-term Objectives include: 1. Establishing the criterion-related validity of the Traumatic Brain Injury-4 (TBI-4) questionnaire in the Veteran homeless population using the Ohio State University TBI-Identification Method (OSU TBI-ID) (Corrigan et al., 2007) as the gold standard for establishing traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnosis. 2. Identifying the prevalence of those that screen positive for a lifetime history of TBI among homeless Veterans. 3. Comparing psychiatric outcomes (psychiatric hospitalizations, suicide attempts and deaths, and clinical contacts) and psychosocial outcomes between those with and without a lifetime history of TBI.|
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