C.A.T.C.H.-I.T.Competent Adulthood Transition With Cognitive, Humanistic and Interpersonal Teaching
The purpose of this study is to adapt depression prevention interventions of proven benefit to the primary care setting in a manner that would be acceptable and potentially available to young adults in the community.
|Official Title:||"C.A.T.C.H.-I.T." Competent Adulthood Transition With Cognitive, Humanistic and Interpersonal Teaching|
|Study Start Date:||October 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Our study goal is to develop a prototype combination primary care-web based depression intervention for young adults ages 18-24years in urban community and university settings. The content development will include: (1) two brief (15 minutes) primary care counseling sessions, (2) one introductory web based module, (3) four web-based cognitive behavior teaching modules, (4) three web-based modules discussing relationship building skills (IPT), and (5) a final web module discussing self-recognition, evidence-based treatment, and stigma. Eight young adult volunteers will evaluate the program in three loops of evaluation and revision in a modified focus group approach. This protocol was approved by the Johns Hopkins Joint Committee on Clinical Investigations.
The primary outcome variables relate to the functionality and acceptability of the intervention. These variables include readability, ease of understanding, acceptability, and helpfulness of each component of the intervention, and a global rating of each
Process measures (time on site, exercise completion), outcomes (mood and intermediate outcomes-social adjustment, dysfunctional thinking), and knowledge and opinions of current treatments for depression. These data will be helpful in planning for a future Focus groups of 5-10 individuals have been used successfully to provide initial product evaluations or to develop general themes in attitude research. Summary statistics will be collected.
|United States, Illinois|
|The University of Chicago|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637|
|Principal Investigator:||Benjamin W Van Voorhees, MD||The University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Ave., MC 2007 Chicago, IL 60637|