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Effectiveness of Cultural Sensitive Collaborative Treatment of Depressed Chinese

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00664885
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 23, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 9, 2014
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Depression Other: Culturally Sensitive Collaborative Treatment

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 280 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Cultural Sensitive Collaborative Treatment of Depressed Chinese in Primary Care
Study Start Date : January 2008
Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Study Completion Date : December 2012

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: CSCT Other: Culturally Sensitive Collaborative Treatment
a collaborative care model, for treating depressed patients in general medical care

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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 ]

Eligibility Criteria

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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.
Contacts and Locations

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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
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00664885     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NHRI-EX97-9706PI
First Posted: April 23, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 9, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014

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