Depression Care for Hospitalized Coronary Heart Disease Patients: Prospective Cohort Study (CDCare)
The aims of this prospective, observational study are to assess the current use of depression care in Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) patients, and to provide estimates for the resources needed to implement guideline-oriented depression health care acceptable to CHD patients with comorbid depression.
Coronary Heart Disease
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Depression Care for Hospitalized Coronary Heart Disease Patients: Bridging the Gap Between Guidelines and Reality|
|Study Start Date:||June 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
In patients with established CHD, unipolar depression is up to three times more prevalent than in the general population and increases the risk for coronary events and mortality, higher health care consumption and decreased quality of life. Most hospitals in Germany have a unique infrastructure of psychiatric, psychosomatic and psychosocial services for CHD patients (psychiatric/psychosomatic consultation liaison services and a wide network of inpatient or outpatient cardiac rehabilitation centers). However, as of today, little is known about the current use and acceptability of depression health care from the perspective of CHD patients.
This project has two main aims:
- to assess the current use of depression care in CHD patients who are hospitalized or receive ambulatory care at a cardiology clinic
- to provide estimates for the resources needed to implement guideline-oriented depression health care acceptable to CHD patients with comorbid depression.
Specifically, the investigators will assess
- rates of and satisfaction with depression health care use in hospitalized CHD patients within one year after hospitalization
- perceived need for depression care and patient preferences for different types, settings and providers of these services
- correlates of depression health care use and patient preferences
- the amount of patients in need for depression health care according to existing recommendations
The secondary objective is to assess direct and indirect costs associated with depressive symptoms and depression care use across 1 year (as indicated by quality of life, event-free survival, productivity, and health care costs).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01626027
|Contact: Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, MD,DPH||0049 30 450 570 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Nina Rieckmann, PhD||0049 30 450 570 ext email@example.com|
|Medizinische Klinik m. Schwerpunkt Kardiologie, Charité Universitätsmedizin||Recruiting|
|Berlin, Germany, 13353|
|Principal Investigator:||Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, MD, DPH||Charité Universitätsmedizin|