Parent Specific Depression Education and Motivation

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Children's Miracle Network
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Erik Fernandez y Garcia, MD, MPH, University of California, Davis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01453790
First received: October 11, 2011
Last updated: June 12, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  Purpose

This project is an investigator-initiated, randomized-controlled trial of the effectiveness of written and verbal parent-specific depression education and motivational advice in increasing participants self-disclosed intention to seek follow-up care for possible depression symptoms. The control condition is written and verbal general depression education and advice. Hypothesis: the office-based experimental intervention of written and verbal parent-specific depression and emotional health education and motivational advice increases intention to seek follow-up services for emotional health or depression, when compared to written and verbal general depression education and advice.


Condition Intervention
Depressive Symptoms
Behavioral: Parent-Specific Depression Education and Motivation
Behavioral: General Depression Education-Motivation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effectiveness of Parent Specific Depression Education and Motivation on Intent to Seek Follow-Up Care for Potential Depression Symptoms

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Davis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Depression Follow-Up Care Seeking [ Time Frame: at 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Mothers' self-reported attempts at obtaining follow-up services for emotional health or depression.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Intention to Seek Depression Follow-Up Care [ Time Frame: at 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Three item scale measure of intention to seek care (any) for follow-up of positive depression screen.


Enrollment: 104
Study Start Date: April 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Parent-Specific Depression Education-Motivation
Mothers receive depression education (verbal and written) with messages targeted to parent status which are drawn from previous research. They also receive motivational messages at 2 days via telephone.
Behavioral: Parent-Specific Depression Education and Motivation
Parent-specific written and verbal depression messages garnered from previous research were consolidated into a pamphlet and script, respectively. These are dispensed after randomization in the pediatric office. At two days, mothers in the experimental group receive a motivational telephone call.
Active Comparator: General Depression Education
Mothers receive general depression education (verbal and written) which are drawn from previous research. They also receive attention control telephone calls at 2 days.
Behavioral: General Depression Education-Motivation
General depression education messages were compiled and are delivered verbally (scripted) and written (JAMA Depression Patient Page) after randomization in the pediatric office. At 2 days, mothers in the comparison group receive an attention control telephone call.

Detailed Description:

Maternal depression is a common problem, debilitating for mothers and affecting parenting practices with negative effects on the behavior, development, and physical health of children. The value of identifying and treating maternal depression for child development and well-being is well documented. Unfortunately, there are multiple barriers to the recognition and treatment of maternal depression. This is particularly problematic in younger women, as they are less often seen for health care. The overall objective of this project is to test whether the uptake of follow-up recommendations for potential depression by mothers identified by screening in clinical settings is improved by parent-specific targetting of depression education and motivational advice.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parent of a child between the ages of 2 days and 12 years who is a patient of the UC Davis Pediatric Clinic.
  • Primary, female caregiver
  • Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless or little interest or pleasure in doing things.
  • Not currently receiving care from a mental health practitioner.
  • Comfortable speaking English without an interpreter.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parent of a child younger than 2 days or older than 12 years.
  • Dad, Foster parent, or other short term guardian.
  • Currently in treatment with a mental health practitioner.
  • Limited English Proficiency
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01453790

Locations
United States, California
UC Davis Medical Center, General Pediatrics
Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Davis
Children's Miracle Network
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Erik Fernandez y Garcia, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of California, Davis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01453790     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 214808-7
Study First Received: October 11, 2011
Last Updated: June 12, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Davis:
depression
treatment
motivation to seek follow up

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

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