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Trial Investigating the Effect of Different Exercise Forms on Depression

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00103415
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2005 by Demostudiet.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 9, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 13, 2006
Sponsor:
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Demostudiet

Brief Summary:

During one year, 5-8% of the population will suffer from major depression. Some of the key symptoms are loss of interest in daily activities, loss of energy and sleeping disturbances. The financial consequences of this disease is estimated to be more than 30 million pounds per year in Great Britain and USA alone. There is an increasing interest in the effect exercise has on depression. Smaller studies indicate that exercise is a good treatment for depression. This study will be a large scale randomized trial and will hopefully bring important knowledge on the effects exercise has on depression.

We will compare the effect endurance training, weight-lifting exercise and a control group has on depressive symptoms after 4 months training, twice a week.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Behavioral: Endurance training Behavioral: Weight-lifting training Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Clinical Trial Investigating the Effect of Different Exercise Forms on Depression
Study Start Date : February 2005
Study Completion Date : February 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. HAMD-17

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Remission (<8 HAMD-17)
  2. Response (50% reduction of score on HAMD-17)
  3. Job situation


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age: 18-55
  • ICD-10 diagnoses F32.0, F32.1, F33.0, F33.1
  • Speak fluent danish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not able to do exercise
  • Drug/alcohol addict
  • The patient already engages in more than one hour of weekly exercise.
  • The patient has not been working the last 24 months due to depression.
  • Suicidal behavior.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00103415


Locations
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Denmark
Psychiatric department, Bispebjerg Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Demostudiet
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Merete Nordentoft, M.D, Ph.D. Bispebjerg Hospital

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00103415    
Other Study ID Numbers: KF01-213/04
First Posted: February 9, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 13, 2006
Last Verified: February 2005
Keywords provided by Demostudiet:
Depression
Exercise
Job
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depression
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders