FOCUS-CI: A Preventive Intervention With Children and Families of the Combat Injured

2014-08-27 03:16:09 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to implement a unique evidence-based intervention program to help military families deal with the critical issue of combat injury and its impact on current and future family health and functioning. The study is a randomized study. The study will compare the effects of the newly designed FOCUS-CI (Families OverComing Under Stress - Combat Injury) with the existing standard of care (SoC) at three military medical rehabilitation sites (Walter Reed Amry Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center) on key aspects of family health and functioning.


Injured service members who have at least one child between the ages of 5 and 18 years who have sustained a combat injury severe enough to require at least two weeks of inpatient hospitalization and who are within 6 months of discharge from inpatient hospitalization and currently receiving outpatient care will be recruited into this study.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention


Stress Disorders


Standard of Care, FOCUS-CI


Walter Reed Army Medical Center
District of Columbia
United States


Not yet recruiting


Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:09-0400

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