Study of a Self-Help Depression Skills Program for College-Aged Youth

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Kaiser Permanente
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00145054
First received: September 1, 2005
Last updated: March 23, 2006
Last verified: September 2005
  Purpose

We propose to conduct a pilot trial of an Internet-only depression skills training program for adolescents and young adults. The intervention, MoodHelper.org already exists and has been tested in two pilots. In this third pilot, we plan to use an enriched minority sampling frame to mail 3,000 to 6,000 invitational brochures to KPNW members aged 14 to 24, with a enrollment target of 150. Interested members will go to the study Internet site, and if they choose to participate, complete the online consent and assessment battery (used in the previous pilots). Participants will be randomly assigned by the site’s software to one of two conditions: (1) the “Intervention” condition, with complete access to the SADhelper.org web site or (2) the "Usual Care” condition, with access to all Internet sites and KPNW health care, but with no access to the therapeutic portion of the SADhelper site. All participants (those with and without access to the research intervention) will be reminded by e-mail and, if necessary, by telephone to return to the web site and complete follow-up questionnaires four, eight, sixteen, and thirty-two weeks after enrolling in the study.


Condition Intervention Phase
Depression
Behavioral: MoodHelper Internet program for Depression Self-Help
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study of a Self-Help Depression Skills Program for College-Aged Youth

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Further study details as provided by Kaiser Permanente:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • self-reported depression on the CES-D

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • health care utilization

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Detailed Description:

We propose to conduct a pilot trial of an Internet-only depression skills training program for adolescents and young adults. The intervention, MoodHelper.org already exists and has been tested in two pilots. In this third pilot, we plan to use an enriched minority sampling frame to mail 3,000 to 6,000 invitational brochures to KPNW members aged 14 to 24, with a enrollment target of 150. Interested members will go to the study Internet site, and if they choose to participate, complete the online consent and assessment battery (used in the previous pilots). Participants will be randomly assigned by the site’s software to one of two conditions: (1) the “Intervention” condition, with complete access to the SADhelper.org web site or (2) the "Usual Care” condition, with access to all Internet sites and KPNW health care, but with no access to the therapeutic portion of the SADhelper site. All participants (those with and without access to the research intervention) will be reminded by e-mail and, if necessary, by telephone to return to the web site and complete follow-up questionnaires four, eight, sixteen, and thirty-two weeks after enrolling in the study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 24 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

current clinical diagnosis of depression Internet access

Exclusion Criteria:

none

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00145054

Locations
United States, Oregon
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97227
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaiser Permanente
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Greg Clarke, Ph.D. Kaiser Permanente
  More Information

No publications provided by Kaiser Permanente

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00145054     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R24 MH61422
Study First Received: September 1, 2005
Last Updated: March 23, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014