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Trial Investigating the Effect of Different Exercise Forms on Depression

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2005 by Demostudiet.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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First received: February 8, 2005
Last updated: July 12, 2006
Last verified: February 2005

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 Intervention
Depression Behavioral: Endurance training Behavioral: Weight-lifting training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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

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Further study details as provided by Demostudiet:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HAMD-17

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

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: February 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2007
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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 identifier: NCT00103415

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

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00103415     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KF01-213/04
Study First Received: February 8, 2005
Last Updated: July 12, 2006

Keywords provided by Demostudiet:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on September 21, 2017