RCT of Psychoeducational Program of Depression
Behavioral: Control with depression course (CWD)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Psychoeducational Group Program for Unipolar Depression in Adults in Norway|
- BeckDepression Inventory : A questionnaire with 23 items to measure symptoms of depression
|Study Start Date:||March 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||March 2002|
Unipolar depression is a common disorder which may be treated by drugs or psychological intervention. Many patients prefer psychological treatment, but there is a lack of professional skills and methods for effectively dealing with this in the primary health services,where most of the depressed patients are seen.For this reason it is of great importance to develop and test psychological methods which may be applied in the primary health services, as well as in the specialized psychiatric services.In the present study a psychoeducational group method is tested, with trained psychiatric nurses as the most common group leaders.
Comparison: People with unipolar depression receiving "treatment as usual"
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00319540
|Norwegian Institute of Public Health|
|Oslo, Norway, 0403|
|Principal Investigator:||Odd Steffen Dalgard, M.D., Ph.D.||Norwegian Institute of Public Health|