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Psychological first aid for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Led By Luc De Montigny
Research Sponsored by Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire en santé Mentale de Montréal
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be older than 18 years old
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 4 times after exposure to the traumatic event; 48-72 hours (t1), 7 to 9 days (t2), 30 to 32 days (t3), 90 to 95 days (t4)
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Summary

This trial will assess whether the Psychological First Aid program helps emergency first responders deal with the initial distress of a traumatic event and cope better in the short and long term.

Eligible Conditions
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Absenteeism

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~2 times after exposure to the traumatic event; 48-72 hours (t1), 7 to 9 days (t2)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 2 times after exposure to the traumatic event; 48-72 hours (t1), 7 to 9 days (t2) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in acute stress symptoms
Change in anxiety symptoms
Change in depressive symptoms
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Secondary outcome measures
Absenteeism at work
Change in heart rate variation

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Psychological first aidExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
PFA responders are trained to deliver 8 core actions in the aftermath of traumatic event (: contact and engagement, safety and comfort, stabilization, information gathering, practical assistance, connection with social supports, information on coping, and linkage with collaborative services (within the first 24 hours)
Group II: Usual organisational interventionActive Control1 Intervention
One phone call by workplace psychologist (within the first 48 hours) and reference to employee aid program

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire en santé Mentale de MontréalLead Sponsor
12 Previous Clinical Trials
931 Total Patients Enrolled
Luc De MontignyPrincipal InvestigatorUrgences-santé
Stephane GuayPrincipal InvestigatorResearch Center of the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal
~12 spots leftby Jul 2025