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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01CX001424-01
Title: Assessing Actigraphy-Determined Movement Variability as a Novel Objective Marker of Suicidal Ideation and Behavior Risk in Veterans and Its Role in Integrated Suicide Risk Assessment
Principal Investigator:

Eric G Smith

Location: Bedford, MA
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2016 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $3,823
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$523,785
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Suicide prevention is a top VHA priority. Suicide prevention in every health system is hampered by difficulties with predicting the risk of suicidal behavior, due to low base rates leading to very low positive predictive values. Very recently, machine learning regression tree methods have succeeded in better identifying a group at particularly high risk of suicide post-discharge from military hospitals. This advance is greatly...



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