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"Assessment of Risk Factors for Depression Treatment at a Safety Net Clinic"

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2009 by Scranton-Temple Residency Program.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Scranton-Temple Residency Program Identifier:
First received: September 24, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2009
History: No changes posted
The purpose of the study is to identify the barriers for effective treatment of depression, specifically whether modified CHIS Scale is a valid tool for identifying the high risk patients for depression.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: "Assessment of Risk Factors for Depression Treatment at a Safety Net Clinic"

Further study details as provided by Scranton-Temple Residency Program:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • proportion of anti-depressant prescriptions filled [ Time Frame: August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: August 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients diagnosed with depression before April 15, 2009

Detailed Description:

Depression is a major illness that affects 10% of the population in a medical setting. It is often under diagnosed and under treated. It is an illness that can challenge a persons ability to perform even routine daily activities. Review of the charts of patients diagnosed with depression showed 80% of the patients do not have follow up appointments. We wondered if modified CHIS scale could identify the risk factors for medication non-adherence.

We hypothesised that modified CHIS Scale an effective tool ,for identifying the compliance of patients with the antidepressant medication.

We are conducting a retrospective cohort study at two of our residency based clinics by interviewing approximately 100 patients with CHIS Scale and PHQ9 Questionnaire on their office visits


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with the diagnosis of depression in theprimary care clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of depression before April 15, 2009
  • At least one visit since April 15, 2008
  • Age 18+

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00984685

United States, Pennsylvania
Scranton Temple Residency Program Recruiting
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States, 18510
Contact: John R Guzek, MD    570-357-7731   
Principal Investigator: John R Guzek, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Srividhya R Lakshmanan, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Scranton-Temple Residency Program
Principal Investigator: John R Guzek, MD Scranton-Temple Residency Program
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. John R Guzek MD, Scranton-Temple Residency Program Identifier: NCT00984685     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STRP0002
Study First Received: September 24, 2009
Last Updated: September 24, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on September 20, 2017