This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions suicidal ideation active, suicidal and self-injurious behavior
Treatments the collaborative assessment and management of suicidality, enhanced care as usual
Sponsor The Catholic University of America
Collaborator University of Washington
Start date March 2011
End date March 2017
Trial size 150 participants
Trial identifier NCT01300169, 09134002, CUA-001


This is a randomized controlled trial comparing the use of new clinical intervention (the "Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality--CAMS") versus enhanced care as usual for suicidal Soldiers who are seen at outpatient mental health clinics at Ft. Stewart GA.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking double blind (subject, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) is a suicide-specific clinical intervention that targets and treats patient-defined suicidal "drivers" over the course of clinical care.
the collaborative assessment and management of suicidality
Intensive outpatient, suicide-focused, psychotherapy designed to target and treat the "drivers" of suicidal ideation and behaviors.
(Active Comparator)
This control group treatment will reflect current clinical practices for treating suicidal soldiers in the research site setting. These are providers were on site clinicians who provided care according to their usual and customary practices for working with suicidal risk within outpatient care.
enhanced care as usual
This is just standard outpatient mental health care that is routinely provided in the study site outpatient clinic

Primary Outcomes

Scale for Suicidal Ideation
time frame: Baseline, post-treatment, 1, 3, 6, 12 months

Secondary Outcomes

Overall symptom distress
time frame: Baseline, post treatment, 1, 3, 6, 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Active duty Army personnel at FSGA - Significant suicidal ideation - Soldier is appropriate under FSGA policies - Consent at baseline and follow up - Consent to randomization and being digitally recorded Exclusion Criteria: - Significant psychosis, cognitive or physical impairment to not give consent - Judicially ordered treatments

Additional Information

Official title A Randomized Clinical Trial of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality Versus Enhanced Care as Usual for Suicidal Soldiers
Principal investigator David A. Jobes, Ph.D.
Description This is a randomized controlled clinical trial of 148 suicidal active-duty US Army Soldiers. Participants were randomized to on-site providers who were trained in the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) vs. providers doing their own routine care--referred to as Enhanced Care as Usual (E-CAU) within an outpatient military treatment center. The CAMS Rating Scale (CRS) was used to reliably verify fidelity between treatment conditions and the adherence by CAMS providers to the model. Participants received informed consent to be randomly assigned to treatment arm and were ask to complete study assessments at baseline, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after the start of treatment. Recruitment is complete and all study assessments were completed as of March 2016. The study is in a second year of no cost extension; outcome data analyses and moderator analyses are currently underway to develop manuscripts for submission to peer-review scientific journals.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by The Catholic University of America.