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TRIAD Project: Qualitative Study of Adolescent Depression and Smoking

This study has been completed.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Suzanne Levy, Drexel University Identifier:
First received: January 2, 2008
Last updated: March 27, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
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.

Adolescent - Emotional Problem Smoking

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: TRIAD Project: Qualitative Study of Adolescent Depression and Smoking

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Further study details as provided by Suzanne Levy, Drexel University:

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

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: 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 Identifier: NCT00592696     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16039
Study First Received: January 2, 2008
Last Updated: March 27, 2014

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on August 23, 2017