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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 20, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 24, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Mohr, Northwestern University

Brief Summary:
Investigators are evaluating the use of phone sensor data to estimate behavior, depression and anxiety.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Depression Behavioral: Mobilyze!

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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 2010 participants
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
Study Start Date : December 2014
Primary Completion Date : February 2016
Study Completion Date : July 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Mobilyze! Behavioral: Mobilyze!
Mobilyze! delivers behavioral intervention for depression via a mobile phone, interactive website, and e-mail.

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

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

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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 (NCT number): NCT01107041

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

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 )
First Posted: April 20, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 24, 2017
Last Verified: October 2015

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders