Expired Study
This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. If you would like to find active studies please search for clinical trials.

Bethesda, Maryland 20892


Purpose:

Background: - Suicide is one of the main causes of death for adolescents in the U.S. The most effective way to decrease suicide is by training doctors to recognize the risk factors in their clients. One risk factor for suicide is chronic illness. So pediatric genetic counselors come across high-risk clients. But the suicide risk assessment (SRA) practices of these counselors are not well known. Researchers want to study learn more about this. Objectives: - To describe the practices, attitudes, and beliefs of genetic counselors about SRA of adolescents. Eligibility: - Genetic counselors who see adolescents ages 10 21 Design: - A study will be open to a listserv for genetic counselors. - Participants will take a survey on their own. - The survey will be online on a secure website. - Participants will give data about themselves. This can include age, gender, job, etc. - The survey will be about 60 questions. - The survey will take around 20 25 minutes. - The questions are about participants experiences, practices, attitudes, and beliefs about SRA.


Study summary:

This study proposes to describe the practices, attitudes, and beliefs of genetic counselors in relation to suicide risk assessment (SRA) of their adolescent clients. Suicide is a major public health issue and one of the leading causes of death for adolescents in the U.S. Analysis of suicide prevention campaigns has shown that the most effective way to decrease suicide is by training physicians to recognize suicide risk factors in their patients . However, pediatricians do not consistently screen youth for suicide risk during routine check-ups. As chronic illness is an additional risk factor for suicide, pediatric genetic counselors encounter particularly high-risk clients and are well-positioned to assess for suicide risk due to the psychosocial nature of their work. However, the SRA practices of genetic counselors are largely unknown. In this study, the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change is used as a framework to describe how genetic counselors SRA self-efficacy and perceptions of the pros and cons of SRA relate to stages of readiness and practices of assessing clients for suicide risk. Specifically, we will be surveying genetic counselors about their practices, attitudes and beliefs concerning SRA of adolescent clients. First, we will determine genetic counselors frequency of SRA and their stage of readiness for routine screening. Second, we will measure genetic counselors SRA self-efficacy and their perceptions of the pros and cons of screening their clients. We will examine whether self-efficacy and perceptions of pros and cons are predictors of genetic counselors stage of readiness for routine suicide screening. Finally, we will qualitatively assess genetic counselors perceptions of the usability of a validated suicide screening tool (the ASQ) in genetic counseling sessions and their interest in receiving suicide screening training. We will use a cross-sectional, mixed-methods design in which counselors will complete an online questionnaire with quantitative components and open-ended responses. Participants will be recruited through the National Society of Genetic Counselors Student Research Survey listserv.


Criteria:

- INCLUSION CRITERIA: Participants in this study will be English speaking women and men who are graduates of accredited genetic counseling programs. Those who currently or within the past year have worked in-person with adolescent patients between the ages of 10 and 21 may be included in the survey.


NCT ID:

NCT02486120


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Lori Erby, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Bethesda, Maryland 20892
United States



There is no listed contact information for this specific location.

Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 23, 2017

Modifications to this listing: Only selected fields are shown, please use the link below to view all information about this clinical trial.


Click to view Full Listing

This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. The form below is not enabled.