Using a Text-message System to Engage Depressed Adolescents in Cognitive-behavioral Therapy Homework
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00919932|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 12, 2009
Results First Posted : February 15, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Major Depressive Disorder Cognitive Behavior Therapy Text Messaging||Behavioral: Paper and pen homework Device: Text message system homework.|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||9 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Using a Text-message System to Engage Depressed Adolescents in Cognitive-behavioral Therapy Homework.|
|Study Start Date :||February 2009|
|Primary Completion Date :||January 2010|
|Study Completion Date :||January 2010|
Active Comparator: Paper and pen homework
Treatment as usual: therapy homework is completed by paper and pen.
Behavioral: Paper and pen homework
Homework will be standardized through the use of Judith Beck's dysfunctional thought record (DTR), which is a primary tool for patients to evaluate and respond in writing to their automatic thoughts (Beck 126). The homework will be done on a preprinted form which is assigned weekly and reviewed with their therapists at weekly sessions for 4 weeks.
Experimental: Text-message homework
Experimental treatment: therapy homework is completed by text messaging.
Device: Text message system homework.
Homework will be standardized through the use of Judith Beck's dysfunctional thought record (DTR), which is a primary tool for patients to evaluate and respond in writing to their automatic thoughts (Beck 126). The novel text-messaging system allows homework to be submitted directly through an adolescent's cellular phone, includes text-messaged homework reminder prompts, and collates all homework for therapists to review with patients during therapy sessions. This is assigned and reviewed weekly for 4 weeks.
- Therapy Homework Compliance: Percent Homework Completed [ Time Frame: 1 month ]Number of thought logs completed over the course of the 4 week trial.
- Exit Interview [ Time Frame: 1 month ]Verbal interview
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00919932
|Principal Investigator:||Han-chun Liang, MD||University of Pittsburgh|