Paraprofessional Treatment of Depression in Vietnam

This study has been completed.
Vanderbilt University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bahr Weiss, Vanderbilt University Identifier:
First received: November 2, 2009
Last updated: July 5, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

Trained para-professional health care workers will implement a stepped-care model of depression care in commune health stations in Vietnam.

Condition Intervention
Depressive Symptoms
Other: Behavioral Activation + Medication

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Paraprofessional Treatment of Depression in Vietnam

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient Health Questionnaire-9 [ Time Frame: 0, 1, 6, 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 475
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control
Treatment as usual
Experimental: Behavioral Activation + Medication
fluoxetine, behavioral activation with psychoeducation
Other: Behavioral Activation + Medication
Integrated psychotherapy and medication treatment
Other Name: BA + SSRI

Detailed Description:

This project focuses on evaluation of a collaborative care system for treatment of depression in Vietnam. This system involves training para-professional health care workers in a stepped-care model system of depression care to be implemented in commune health stations in Vietnam.

It is hypothesized that treatment group participants will have significantly lower levels of depression on the primary outcome measure than the control group participants at post-treatment and follow-up.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age >=18
  2. Patient Health Questionnaire 9>=10

Exclusion Criteria:

1. History of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01006694

Danang Psychiatric Hospital
Danang, Vietnam
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation
Vanderbilt University
Principal Investigator: victoria ngo, phd Rand Corporation
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Bahr Weiss, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University Identifier: NCT01006694     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20090928.1
Study First Received: November 2, 2009
Last Updated: July 5, 2012
Health Authority: Vietnam: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation:
depression, collaborative care, Vietnam, behavioral activation, psychoeducation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on July 26, 2014