Internet-Based Depression Screening for College Students
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01326793|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 31, 2011
Last Update Posted : April 28, 2015
This study aims to determine whether using telecommunication tools, specifically web pages containing online screening instruments and real-time video chat, will be an efficient way to implement Major Depressive Disorder screening among college students. The study also aims to determine if proactive depression screening and free online consultation with a psychiatrist will increase the rate of help-seeking among college students with MDD.
Eligible participants will complete a demographics survey and depression screening assessment online. Those subjects who express suicidality or depressive symptoms will be offered the opportunity to complete a one-time psychiatric consultation with Skype video-conferencing.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Major Depressive Disorder||Other: Skype Consultation|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||1900 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Internet-Based Depression Screening for College Students|
|Study Start Date :||September 2008|
|Primary Completion Date :||December 2014|
|Study Completion Date :||December 2014|
Other: Skype Consultation
- 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 8 ]Subjects are given the PHQ-9 at baseline, and a 8-week follow-up survey that includes PHQ-9 and questions inquiring whether subject has begun treatment for MDD and whether they faced obstacles in seeking treatment.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01326793
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||Albert Yeung, MD, ScD||Massachusetts General Hospital|