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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Understanding Impact of VHA's New Suicidal Ideation Screening Initiative: Veteran's Perspective
Principal Investigator:

Steven Dobscha

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: December 2019 - November 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $285,808
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Population-based screening programs for suicidal ideation (SI) are becoming standard practice. This year, VHA is implementing a new multi-stage SI screening and evaluation process, VA Risk-ID. However, prior research has shown that Veterans often feel uncomfortable disclosing SI during screening, and that Veterans frequently do not disclose SI at healthcare visits proximal to suicide. Further, there is almost nothing known about how SI screening experiences may impact subsequent trea...

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