A Mobile Phone Self-Monitoring Tool to Increase Emotional Self-Awareness and Reduce Depression in Young People (mobiletype)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00794222|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2008 by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 20, 2008
Last Update Posted : November 20, 2008
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The mobiletype program is a mental health assessment and monitoring tool that runs on mobile phones.
The program assesses the general mental health of young people in real-time and transmits this data to a website to be reviewed by their general practitioner (GP) in consultation with their patient. The website consists of individualised feedback reports for each participant, and graphical displays of the monitoring data. The primary aims of the current project are to examine: (1) whether the process of self-monitoring via the mobiletype program increases young people's awareness of their mood and reduces depressive symptoms and (2) whether emotional self-awareness mediates the relationship between self-monitoring and depressive symptoms.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Depression||Device: Mobile Tracking Young People's Experiences (mobiletype)||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||A Randomised Controlled Trial Investigating a Mobile Phone Self-Monitoring Tool (Mobiletype) to Increase Emotional Self-Awareness and Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Young People.|
|Study Start Date :||February 2009|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2010|
Experimental: Mood monitoring
The mobiletype monitoring intervention group will monitor their current activities, current mood, responses to negative mood, any recent stressors and coping strategies. Other activities monitored include eating patterns, exercise patterns, quantity and quality of sleep and alcohol and cannabis use.
Device: Mobile Tracking Young People's Experiences (mobiletype)
A mobile phone self-monitoring program, based on momentary sampling techniques, that prompts young people to complete it four times a day. The program asks several questions about daily activities, mood, stress, eating and exercise.
No Intervention: Comparison monitoring program
The mobiletype monitoring comparison group will monitor their current activities, eating patterns, exercise patterns, quantity and quality of sleep and alcohol and cannabis use.
This program excludes questions about mood, stress and coping strategies.
- Depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6-week follow up & 6 month follow-up ]
- Emotional Self-awareness [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6 week and 6 month follow up ]
- Detection of mental health problems [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6 week and 6 month follow up ]
- Pathways to care [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6 week and 6 month follow up ]
- Patient's satisfaction with their GP [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6 week and 6 month follow up ]
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|Ages Eligible for Study:||14 Years to 24 Years (Child, Adult)|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
- Aged 14 - 24 years of age
- Proficient English
- Patients must be deemed to have an emotional/mental health concern by their GP or be screened to have at least a mild mental health problem (a score of 16 or above) on the K10 Symptom Scale
- Severe psychiatric or medical condition that prevents the person from complying with either the requirements of informed consent or the study protocol.
- Young people referred to a mental health specialist by their GP will be excluded only if they obtain a specialist appointment during the mobiletype study period (2 - 4 weeks).
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00794222
|Contact: Sophie Reid, PhD,MPsych||0393457913||Sophie.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Sylvia D Kauer, BBSci(Hons)||0393456247||sylvIa.email@example.com|
|Clifton Hill Medical Centre|
|Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3068|
|Principal Investigator:||Sylvia D Kauer, BBSci(Hons)||Murdoch Childrens Research Instititue|
|Principal Investigator:||Sophie C Reid, PhD,MPsych||Murdoch Childrens Research Institute|
|Responsible Party:||Dr Sophie Reid, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute|
|Other Study ID Numbers:||
Telstra Foundation: N33E2912
|First Posted:||November 20, 2008 Key Record Dates|
|Last Update Posted:||November 20, 2008|
|Last Verified:||November 2008|