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

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

Summary

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.

Description

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

Conditions

Stress Disorders

Intervention

Standard of Care, FOCUS-CI

Location

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington
District of Columbia
United States
20307-5001

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

Results (where available)

View Results

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

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A class of traumatic stress disorders that is characterized by the significant dissociative states seen immediately after overwhelming trauma. By definition it cannot last longer than 1 month, if it persists, a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (STRESS DISORDERS, POST-TRAUMATIC) is more appropriate.

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