"Assessment of Risk Factors for Depression Treatment at a Safety Net Clinic"
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The purpose of the study is to identify the barriers for effective treatment of depression, specifically whether modified CHIS Scale is a valid tool for identifying the high risk patients for depression.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||"Assessment of Risk Factors for Depression Treatment at a Safety Net Clinic"|
- proportion of anti-depressant prescriptions filled [ Time Frame: August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2009|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients diagnosed with depression before April 15, 2009
Depression is a major illness that affects 10% of the population in a medical setting. It is often under diagnosed and under treated. It is an illness that can challenge a persons ability to perform even routine daily activities. Review of the charts of patients diagnosed with depression showed 80% of the patients do not have follow up appointments. We wondered if modified CHIS scale could identify the risk factors for medication non-adherence.
We hypothesised that modified CHIS Scale an effective tool ,for identifying the compliance of patients with the antidepressant medication.
We are conducting a retrospective cohort study at two of our residency based clinics by interviewing approximately 100 patients with CHIS Scale and PHQ9 Questionnaire on their office visits
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Scranton Temple Residency Program||Recruiting|
|Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States, 18510|
|Contact: John R Guzek, MD 570-357-7731 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: John R Guzek, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Srividhya R Lakshmanan, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||John R Guzek, MD||Scranton-Temple Residency Program|