Veteran Reintegration Clinical Trial
A Pilot Trial of Health Coaching to Improve Functioning and Reduce Suicide Risk Among Reintegrating Veterans
Health coaches help people focus on goals, identify strengths and values, and work towards building the life they wish to live. Health coaching may be especially helpful for people navigating a life transition, such as Veterans who recently separated from military service (i.e., reintegrating Veterans). In this pilot trial the investigators will 1) examine the feasibility of study procedures and acceptability of health coaching among reintegrating Veterans, 2) evaluate measures for suitability in a future trial that will examine efficacy of the intervention, 3) determine barriers and facilitators to implementing the intervention among reintegrating Veterans.
This pilot study is designed to provide data to inform the design and procedures of a future efficacy trial of health coaching among reintegrating Veterans. An enrollment rate 30% and an assessment completion rate 65% at 9 months will be considered feasible enrollment and assessment completion rates for a future efficacy trial. An intervention completion rate 70% and mean score 27 on the Client Satisfaction Questionnaire-8 will indicate acceptability. Evaluation of measures will entail quantifying the mean levels in this population, characterizing typical variation in the outcomes, descriptive analyses of within-person change across time, and adjusted estimates of treatment effect sizes with 95% confidence intervals to calibrate the sample size needs of a fully powered trial. Qualitative interviews with participants will provide information on barriers and facilitators to implementation as well as perceived benefits and potential harms. ;
|Source||VA Office of Research and Development|
|Status||Enrolling by invitation|
|Start date||November 1, 2022|
|Completion date||July 31, 2023|