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Mobile Phone Sensing and Outreach as Adjuncts to Internet-Based Behavioral Intervention for Depression

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Mohr, Northwestern University Identifier:
First received: April 19, 2010
Last updated: March 21, 2017
Last verified: October 2015
Investigators are evaluating the use of phone sensor data to estimate behavior, depression and anxiety.

Condition Intervention
Depression Behavioral: Mobilyze!

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
This study is collecting phone sensor data and ecological momentary assessment data to try to develop algorithms that can passively detect behavioral patterns in participants
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Technology Assisted Intervention for the Treatment and Prevention of Depression

Further study details as provided by David Mohr, Northwestern University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Depression, as assessed the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Weeks 2-6 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Positive Affect (PANAS - Positive Affect Scale) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Weeks 2-6 ]
  • Anxiety (GAD-7) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Weeks 2-6 ]

Enrollment: 2010
Study Start Date: December 2014
Study Completion Date: July 2016
Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mobilyze! Behavioral: Mobilyze!
Mobilyze! delivers behavioral intervention for depression via a mobile phone, interactive website, and e-mail.

Detailed Description:
Investigators are evaluating the use of phone sensor data to estimate behavior, depression and anxiety. Participants will include people who are high on depression, high on anxiety, hight on both depression and anxiety, and health controls. Particpants will load software on their phones that collects phone sensor data, and obtains self report on sleep, mood, and social contacts. Data will be collected for at least 6 weeks.

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • PHQ-9 score 10 or higher
  • Has an e-mail account, computer, and broadband access to the Internet
  • Familiarity with mobile phones and is within a cellular network range the majority of the day.
  • Is able to speak and read English.
  • Is at least 19 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hearing or voice impairment preventing participation in psychotherapy.
  • Visual impairment that would prevent use of the website, mobile phone application, and assessment materials.
  • Has any psychiatric condition for which participation in a clinical trial of psychotherapy may be either inappropriate or dangerous (e.g., psychotic disorders, bipolar disorders, dissociative disorders, etc.).
  • Planning to be out of town or unavailable for intervention for 1 or more weeks during the scheduled study participation.
  • Exhibits severe suicidality, including ideation, plan, and intent.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01107041

United States, Illinois
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: David Mohr, Director, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies; Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Identifier: NCT01107041     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P20MH090318 STU00021825
P20MH090318 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: April 19, 2010
Last Updated: March 21, 2017

Keywords provided by David Mohr, Northwestern University:
Technology Assisted
Mobile Phone

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on September 21, 2017