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A Mobile Phone Self-Monitoring Tool to Increase Emotional Self-Awareness and Reduce Depression in Young People (mobiletype)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2008 by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00794222
First received: November 19, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2008
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The mobiletype program is a mental health assessment and monitoring tool that runs on mobile phones.

The program assesses the general mental health of young people in real-time and transmits this data to a website to be reviewed by their general practitioner (GP) in consultation with their patient. The website consists of individualised feedback reports for each participant, and graphical displays of the monitoring data. The primary aims of the current project are to examine: (1) whether the process of self-monitoring via the mobiletype program increases young people's awareness of their mood and reduces depressive symptoms and (2) whether emotional self-awareness mediates the relationship between self-monitoring and depressive symptoms.


Condition Intervention
Depression
Device: Mobile Tracking Young People's Experiences (mobiletype)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomised Controlled Trial Investigating a Mobile Phone Self-Monitoring Tool (Mobiletype) to Increase Emotional Self-Awareness and Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Young People.

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Further study details as provided by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6-week follow up & 6 month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Emotional Self-awareness [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6 week and 6 month follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Detection of mental health problems [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6 week and 6 month follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Pathways to care [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6 week and 6 month follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patient's satisfaction with their GP [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6 week and 6 month follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: February 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mood monitoring
The mobiletype monitoring intervention group will monitor their current activities, current mood, responses to negative mood, any recent stressors and coping strategies. Other activities monitored include eating patterns, exercise patterns, quantity and quality of sleep and alcohol and cannabis use.
Device: Mobile Tracking Young People's Experiences (mobiletype)
A mobile phone self-monitoring program, based on momentary sampling techniques, that prompts young people to complete it four times a day. The program asks several questions about daily activities, mood, stress, eating and exercise.
No Intervention: Comparison monitoring program

The mobiletype monitoring comparison group will monitor their current activities, eating patterns, exercise patterns, quantity and quality of sleep and alcohol and cannabis use.

This program excludes questions about mood, stress and coping strategies.


  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 24 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 14 - 24 years of age
  • Proficient English
  • Patients must be deemed to have an emotional/mental health concern by their GP or be screened to have at least a mild mental health problem (a score of 16 or above) on the K10 Symptom Scale

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe psychiatric or medical condition that prevents the person from complying with either the requirements of informed consent or the study protocol.
  • Young people referred to a mental health specialist by their GP will be excluded only if they obtain a specialist appointment during the mobiletype study period (2 - 4 weeks).
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00794222

Contacts
Contact: Sophie Reid, PhD,MPsych 0393457913 Sophie.reid@mcri.edu.au
Contact: Sylvia D Kauer, BBSci(Hons) 0393456247 sylvIa.kauer@mcri.edu.au

Locations
Australia, Victoria
Clifton Hill Medical Centre Enrolling by invitation
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3068
Sponsors and Collaborators
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sylvia D Kauer, BBSci(Hons) Murdoch Childrens Research Instititue
Principal Investigator: Sophie C Reid, PhD,MPsych Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
  More Information

No publications provided by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr Sophie Reid, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00794222     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RCH28113, Telstra Foundation: N33E2912
Study First Received: November 19, 2008
Last Updated: November 19, 2008
Health Authority: Australia: Human Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute:
Cellular phones
mental health
Early intervention
prevention
momentary sampling
Adolescent

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

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