Changing Minds - Supporting Depressed Elderly People With an Individually Tailored Service Model
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00845377|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2009 by Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : February 18, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 18, 2009
Depression is one of the leading causes of emotional suffering in later life. It has been estimated that 2-5% of community-dwelling elderly people suffer from major depression, but according to recent studies, as much as 25 % have clinically significant depressive symptoms.Typically, depressive symptoms in the elderly are treated solely with antidepressants.
The aim of this project is to study the effects of a comprehensive psychosocial intervention on the psychological well-being, quality of life and use of services in depressed elderly people. In addition, the processes of intervention are studied from the perspective of the participants as well as the service system. The research is conducted in collaboration with the city of Espoo. The design of the study combines clinical trial with qualitative process analysis.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Depression Psychological Well-Being||Behavioral: Comprehensive psychosocial support for depressed elderly||Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Changing Minds - Studying the Effects of a Tailored Psychosocial Support Model on Depressive Mood and Quality of Life in Depressive Elderly People|
|Study Start Date :||April 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2010|
Behavioral: Comprehensive psychosocial support for depressed elderly
The model includes a psychiatric nurse as a care manager, a multiprofessional team with a physiotherapist, psychologist and psychiatrist. Each participant receives individually tailored services such as therapeutic groups, conversation groups, physical exercise, music therapy, art therapy and nutritional counseling
- Alleviating depressive symptoms measured with Geriatric Depression Scale [ Time Frame: base line, 6 months, 1 year ]
- Quality of life measured with WHO QuolBref [ Time Frame: base line, 6 months, 1 year ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00845377
|Contact: Marja K Saarenheimo, PhD||+358 50 367 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged||Recruiting|
|Helsinki, Finland, 00700|
|Principal Investigator: Marja K Saarenheimo, PhD|
|Study Director:||Marja K Saarenheimo, PhD||Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged|