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

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective cross-sectional

Primary Outcomes

time frame: One Time

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Additional Information

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.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System.