Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
05/06/2014
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Ms Sarah Kelly

ORCID ID

Contact details

University of Hull
Nursing Studies Department
School of Health
Hull
HU6 7RX
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1482 466163

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

F1004

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The purpose of the project is to undertake a randomised clinical trial in order to:
1. Compare the use of cognitive-behavioural techniques in reducing suicidal potential, and acute symptoms of anxiety and depression in clients referred to the Rapid Response Team in the North Hull catchment area: after five sessions and after a 3-month period.
2. Evaluate current interventions already used within the Rapid Response Team in reducing suicidal potential and acute symptoms of anxiety and depression: after five sessions and a 3-month period.

Reduction of suicide rate has been identified as a key issue for the Health Service to address (Health of the Nation 1993). House et al. (1992) describes a three-part strategy for future interventions to reduce the suicide rate: assessment of need; identification of effective interventions; and the development of specific deliberate self-harm services. There is a large body of research which has sought to identify factors which increase an individual's suicide potential, and this research offers a general picture of individuals who are potentially at risk. Mental illness has been indicated as one of the risk factors for suicide in a number of studies (Goldacre et al., 1993), as has previous suicide attempts (Nordentoft et al., 1993). This would suggest that those referred to mental health services because of mental illness and/or a recent suicide attempt are more vulnerable to suicide. Whilst some of the studies identifying risk factors have used the results to suggest possible areas of intervention, the studies have not been able to evaluate the outcomes of the interventions suggested. There is a much smaller body of research which has been aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of clinical practice in reducing suicide. Hawton et al. (1987) undertook a clinical trial using brief problem-orientated counselling, whilst Salkovskis et al. (1990) used problem-solving therapy in a clinical trial: both indicate a reduction in repetition of attempted suicide and an improvement in Beck Depression Inventory scores. One of the essential elements for the future development of Mental Health Services which reduce suicide rates will be further research identifying clinical interventions which reduce suicide potential effectively. This study is specifically aimed at nursing interventions, and will compare the use of brief cognitive-behavioural interventions in reducing suicide potential.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Mental and behavioural disorders

Intervention

Not provided at time of registration

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

25/09/1995

Overall trial end date

24/09/1996

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients with suicidal tendencies

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

25/09/1995

Recruitment end date

24/09/1996

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

University of Hull
Hull
HU6 7RX
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

NHS R&D Regional Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Executive Northern and Yorkshire (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes