Electronic Media and Its Application in Psychotherapy
|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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details.|
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03712267|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : October 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 19, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Anxiety Disorders Depression Electronic Media||Behavioral: Electronic Media Enhanced||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||115 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Electronic Media and Its Application in Psychotherapy|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||November 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||November 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||November 2020|
Experimental: Electronic Media Enhanced
Research assistants will collect information on participants' activity on messaging applications.
Behavioral: Electronic Media Enhanced
Research assistants will provide participants' therapists with information from participants' electronic media, to see if that has any impact on their therapy.
- Therapeutic Alliance [ Time Frame: After 3 months ]Investigators will use the Working Alliance Inventory - Short Revised (WAI-SR) scale to assess whether use of electronic media will lead to participants reporting an enhanced working alliance. The working alliance inventory is a 12 item measure of the client's/patient's perception of how comfortable they believe their alliance with their therapist is. Each item is rated on a scale of 1-5, and measures how frequently participants believe criteria has been achieved. A score of 1 typically represents that the specific item has been achieved least frequently and a sore of 5 indicates that the specific item is achieved at every session. The items are then summed up to compute a total score.
- Clinical Outcome - Improvement in scores of depression [ Time Frame: Every 4 weeks, for 3 months ]Investigators will use the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (OHQ-9) to assess changes in patient's/client's symptoms of depression. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 is a 9 item questionnaire used to screen for symptoms of major depression. It is self-administered by participants. Items are scored on a scale of 0-3 with total scores ranging from 0-27. Higher scores indicate more severe depressive symptoms.
- Clinical Outcome - Improvement in scores of anxiety [ Time Frame: Every 4 weeks, for 3 months ]Investigators will use the General Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD-7) to assess changes in patient's/client's symptoms of anxiety. The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale is a 7-item questionnaire used to screen symptoms of anxiety disorders. It is self-administered by the participant. The 7 items are scored on a 0-3 scale, and total scores range from 0-21. Higher scores indicate more severe anxiety symptoms.
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): NCT03712267
|Contact: Praise Owoyemi, BA||617-855 ext email@example.com|
|Contact: Katherine Hobbs, BA||617-855 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Ipsit Vahia, MD||Mclean Hospital|
|Principal Investigator:||Kerry Ressler, MD; PhD||Mclean Hospital|