RCT of Psychoeducational Program of Depression

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 27, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 27, 2006
Information provided by:
Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to test the efficacy of a psychoeducational group program on unipolar depression

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Unipolar Depression Behavioral: Control with depression course (CWD) Phase 2

Detailed Description:

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"

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 155 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Psychoeducational Group Program for Unipolar Depression in Adults in Norway
Study Start Date : March 2001
Study Completion Date : March 2002

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. BeckDepression Inventory : A questionnaire with 23 items to measure symptoms of depression

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:Unipolar depression -

Exclusion Criteria:Psychosis, other psychiatric disorders, subclinical depression, suicidal ideation, learning disabilities

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00319540

Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Oslo, Norway, 0403
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Principal Investigator: Odd Steffen Dalgard, M.D., Ph.D. Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00319540     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2906
First Posted: April 27, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 27, 2006
Last Verified: January 2001

Keywords provided by Norwegian Institute of Public Health:
primary health services

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders