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"Assessment of Risk Factors for Depression Treatment at a Safety Net Clinic"

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00984685
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2009 by Scranton-Temple Residency Program.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 25, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2009
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Scranton-Temple Residency Program

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to identify the barriers for effective treatment of depression, specifically whether modified CHIS Scale is a valid tool for identifying the high risk patients for depression.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:

Depression is a major illness that affects 10% of the population in a medical setting. It is often under diagnosed and under treated. It is an illness that can challenge a persons ability to perform even routine daily activities. Review of the charts of patients diagnosed with depression showed 80% of the patients do not have follow up appointments. We wondered if modified CHIS scale could identify the risk factors for medication non-adherence.

We hypothesised that modified CHIS Scale an effective tool ,for identifying the compliance of patients with the antidepressant medication.

We are conducting a retrospective cohort study at two of our residency based clinics by interviewing approximately 100 patients with CHIS Scale and PHQ9 Questionnaire on their office visits

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: "Assessment of Risk Factors for Depression Treatment at a Safety Net Clinic"
Study Start Date : August 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2009

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Patients diagnosed with depression before April 15, 2009

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. proportion of anti-depressant prescriptions filled [ Time Frame: August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with the diagnosis of depression in theprimary care clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of depression before April 15, 2009
  • At least one visit since April 15, 2008
  • Age 18+

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00984685

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United States, Pennsylvania
Scranton Temple Residency Program Recruiting
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States, 18510
Contact: John R Guzek, MD    570-357-7731   
Principal Investigator: John R Guzek, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Srividhya R Lakshmanan, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Scranton-Temple Residency Program
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Principal Investigator: John R Guzek, MD Scranton-Temple Residency Program
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Responsible Party: Dr. John R Guzek MD, Scranton-Temple Residency Program Identifier: NCT00984685    
Other Study ID Numbers: STRP0002
First Posted: September 25, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders