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TRIAD Project: Qualitative Study of Adolescent Depression and Smoking

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00592696
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 14, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2014
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
It has been shown in the adult literature that smoking is related to depression and visa versa. Not much is known about how this relationship is started or if one perhaps leads to the other. We are performing 1 hour long interviews with adolescents ages 12-19 who meet criteria for major depression and who smoke. They are interviewed along with their parent. Questions center around their view of depression and their history of depression as well as questions around their smoking as well as the interrelationships between the two. Transcripts are made of the interview and are being analyzed for themes.

Condition or disease
Adolescent - Emotional Problem Smoking

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: TRIAD Project: Qualitative Study of Adolescent Depression and Smoking
Study Start Date : December 2006
Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Study Completion Date : February 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Smoking
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine relationships that exist between smoking and depression in adolescents [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 19 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adolescents ages 12-19 who live with their parental guardian who meet criteria for major depression and who smoke cigarettes.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 12-19 years old
  • Major depression
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Lives with parents
  • No confidentiality issues related to smoking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non English speaking
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Pregnant
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00592696

United States, Pennsylvania
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19134
Sponsors and Collaborators
Drexel University College of Medicine
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Principal Investigator: Don Schwarz, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
More Information

Responsible Party: Suzanne Levy, Investigator, Drexel University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00592696     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16039
First Posted: January 14, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2014
Last Verified: March 2014

Keywords provided by Suzanne Levy, Drexel University:
Adolescent depression
Adolescent smoking

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Behavioral Symptoms