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Do both healthcare professionals and patients benifit from suicideprevention training of professionals?


- candidate number10407
- NTR NumberNTR3092
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR4-okt-2011
- Secondary IDs2011/151 / 2010-018; METC VUmc / Wetenschapscommissie
- Public TitleDo both healthcare professionals and patients benifit from suicideprevention training of professionals?
- Scientific TitleProfessionals In Training to STOP suicide: The effect of a train the trainer course on the implementation of suicide prevention guidelines: a cluster randomized controlled trial.
- ACRONYMPITSTOPsuicide
- hypothesisOur primary outcome is change in suicide ideation in patients. We hypothesise that, as a result of the improved skills and confidence of healthcare professionals in the experimental condition due to the intervention, suicidal patients are better assessed and treated and will therefore more quickly recover from suicidal ideation. Also we expect less episodes of suicidal ideation, deliberate self-harm, non fatal suicide attempts and less health care consumption of patients in the units of the experimental condition.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedDepression, Anxiety, Suicide, Suicidal thoughts, Confidence, Knowledge
- Inclusion criteria1. > 18 years;
2. Fluent in dutch;
3. New resident in mental health care.
- Exclusion criteria1. < 18 years;
2. Non fluent in dutch;
3. Psychotic.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialyes
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingSingle
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-jan-2012
- planned closingdate1-jan-2013
- Target number of participants8000
- InterventionsWe implement the guideline with a train the trainer course called PITSTOP suicide that consists of:
1. A multidisciplinary interactive group training;
2. Given by role model clinicians;
3. Combined with an e-learning module;
4. And textbook material.
The training is one day with the e-learning module taking one hour.

In the experimental condition, hundred percent of the registered nurses, psychologists, physicians and psychiatrists will be trained in their own team, where personalized feedback is possible.

In the control group, the guideline is not implemented, but spread in the "normal" way, via internet, lectures, leaflets etc.
- Primary outcomeOur primary outcome is change in suicide ideation in patients. We hypothesis that, as a result of the improved skills and confidence of healthcare professionals in the experimental condition due to the intervention, suicidal patients are better assessed and treated and will therefore more quickly recover from suicidal ideation. Also we expect less episodes of suicidal ideation, deliberate self-harm, non fatal suicide attempts and less health care consumption of patients in the units of the experimental condition.
- Secondary outcomeImprovements in attitude, skills and knowledge of health care professionals. On an organizational level, better overall implementation of the guideline as measured by the NEDKAD.
- TimepointsPatients:
Via routine outcome measurement:
1. Start;
2. 1month;
3. 3months;
4. 6months.

Professional:
1. 2 weeks before intervention;
2. Directly after intervention;
3. After 3 months.
- Trial web sitewww.pitstopsuicide.nl
- statusplanned
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESMSc. D.P. Beurs, de
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESProf. Dr. A.J.F.M. Kerkhof
- Sponsor/Initiator VU University Medical Center, Department of Clinical Psychology
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
ZON-MW, The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryAdherence to evidence based practice guidelines in mental health care is not self-evident. Merely developing and publishing guidelines will not bring the wanted change because of time-restraint, resistance to change and organizational complexity. In order to gain greater acceptance and adherence to guidelines, guideline implementation is imperative.
The objective of this study is to examine if patients, professionals and the organizations benefit from a train the trainer course, that was developed to implement the new Dutch multidisciplinary practice guideline for assessment and treatment of suicidality.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD4-okt-2011 - 18-okt-2011


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