Brief Group Intervention Using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) for Depression in College Students

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Soul Medicine Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01117532
First received: May 4, 2010
Last updated: May 28, 2010
Last verified: May 2010

May 4, 2010
May 28, 2010
April 2010
May 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Student scores on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) [ Time Frame: One month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Brief Group Intervention Using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) for Depression in College Students
Brief Group Intervention Using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) for Depression in College Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Depression is an important mental health concern in college students. This study will recruit students who test positive for moderate to severe depression on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Subjects will be randomly assigned to either a treatment or a control condition. Those in the treatment group will receive four 90 minute group classes using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to address traumatic memories and other self-identified causes of depression. It will compare them to a no treatment control group.

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Interventional
Phase 0
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Depression
Behavioral: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Four 90 minute group therapy classes of this behavioral intervention
  • Experimental: EFT
    Four 90 minute group EFT classes
    Intervention: Behavioral: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
  • No Intervention: No Treatment
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Completed
70
May 2010
May 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A score of 19 or more on the Beck Depression Inventory
  • Currently enrolled at the University of Santo Tomas
  • Able to read, understand, and complete forms

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
Both
16 Years to 25 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Philippines
 
NCT01117532
SMI-DEP-5410
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Dawson Church, Executive Director, Soul Medicine Institute
Soul Medicine Institute
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Soul Medicine Institute
May 2010

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