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Peer Intervention for Psychological Distress in Rural Women Veterans(EMBER Trial)
EMBER Trial Summary
This trial will help researchers understand how to better provide mental health care and social resources to rural veteran women, especially those of color, who are in distress and have unmet needs.
- Psychological Distress
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
EMBER Trial Eligibility Criteria
Inclusion CriteriaYou will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
EMBER Trial Timeline
Study ObjectivesOutcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
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Who is running the clinical trial?
- Only veterans are eligible to participate in this trial.You are a former member of the military.You must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English well enough to participate in the study.You have experienced emotional distress in the past 6 months, as determined by a medical diagnosis or high scores on questionnaires measuring symptoms like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.You live in a countryside or remote area.Only healthcare providers who have experience working with rural women Veterans and are employed by the VHA can participate in the study.Women or people who identify as gender fluid and work as peer specialists for the VHA are not eligible.Within the last 6 months, you have experienced at least one social need as identified on the PRAPARE assessment.You identify as a woman or as gender fluid.The study involves talking to female veterans, peer specialists, and healthcare providers to find out what changes are needed to make the study better.
- Group 1: Tailored Referral (TR)
- Group 2: Personalized Support for Progress (PSP)
- No Placebo-Only Group - All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.
- Screening: It may take up to 3 Weeks to process to see if you qualify in this trial.
- Treatment: The duration you will receive the treatment varies.
- Follow Ups: You may be asked to continue sharing information regarding the trial for 6 Months after you stop receiving the treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any openings for volunteers to be part of this clinical research?
"According to clinicaltrials.gov, this particular trial is not taking on any additional participants at the moment, although it was initially posted in October 2021 and most recently updated 25th July 2022. There are 1,642 other research studies that are currently open for enrolment though."
What is the principal goal of this medical experiment?
"The primary aim of this experiment, which will be assessed at Baseline, 6 Months (post-intervention) and 9 Months (3 months post-intervention), is to evaluate the alteration in engagement with social resource services and mental health treatment. Secondary outcomes encompass a transformation in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms via the use of the PTSD Checklist (PCL-5). A score over 31 implies an affirmative screening for PTSD; an adapted version of the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) will assess Veteran perceived progression on needs; finally, Brief Inventory of Psychosocial Functioning (B-IPF"
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