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Effectiveness of Cultural Sensitive Collaborative Treatment of Depressed Chinese

This study has been completed.
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shen-Ing,Liu, Mackay Memorial Hospital Identifier:
First received: April 18, 2008
Last updated: January 8, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
This study is a randomized controlled trial to test whether Culturally Sensitive Collaborative Treatment (CSCT) would improve the outcome of depressed patients visiting non-psychiatric settings in Taiwan.

Condition Intervention
Other: Culturally Sensitive Collaborative Treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Cultural Sensitive Collaborative Treatment of Depressed Chinese in Primary Care

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Mackay Memorial Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Depressed patients who receive CSCT have improved treatment outcomes compared to patients who receive usual care. [ Time Frame: 2wk,6 wk,10 wk,14 wk,18 wk,22wk,26wk ]

Enrollment: 280
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: CSCT Other: Culturally Sensitive Collaborative Treatment
a collaborative care model, for treating depressed patients in general medical care


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who attend non-psychiatric clinics at the above site.
  • Patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), defined as a positive screen using the PHQ-9, confirmed with the SCAN interview.
  • Men or women aged 18 or older.
  • Able to participate in a clinical diagnostic interview in either Mandarin or Fukienese dialects.
  • Individuals who are willing to be followed up concerning their depression symptoms.
  • Individuals who have completed a written consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or planning pregnancy within the next year.
  • Patients with serious suicidal risk.
  • Patients with unstable medical illnesses.
  • Clinical or laboratory evidence of hypothyroidism.
  • Patients with comorbid severe mental disorders
  • Patients with history of treatment by a psychiatrist in the past 4 months.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00664885

Mackay Memorial Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 251
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mackay Memorial Hospital
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
  More Information

Responsible Party: Shen-Ing,Liu, Department of Psychiatry, Mackay Memorial Hospital Identifier: NCT00664885     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NHRI-EX97-9706PI
Study First Received: April 18, 2008
Last Updated: January 8, 2014

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clinics processed this record on April 28, 2017