RCT of Psychoeducational Program of Depression

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: April 28, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2001
History: No changes posted
The purpose of the study is to test the efficacy of a psychoeducational group program on unipolar depression

Condition Intervention Phase
Unipolar Depression
Behavioral: Control with depression course (CWD)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
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

Further study details as provided by Norwegian Institute of Public Health:

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

Estimated Enrollment: 155
Study Start Date: March 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2002
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"


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: 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
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00319540     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2906 
Study First Received: April 28, 2006
Last Updated: April 28, 2006
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

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

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

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