Healthy Mood Internet Recruitment Study (DPC-R)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ricardo Munoz, University of California, San Francisco Identifier:
First received: May 24, 2012
Last updated: April 11, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

This study is pilot testing a self-help automated Website (similar to a self-help book) designed to help individuals to learn methods to manage their mood. The methods are cognitive-behavioral skills found effective in the treatment of depression when provided by live therapists. The purpose of the study is to determine the number of individuals who will visit the site, use the site, and respond to online surveys reporting their mood levels while using the site, and at 1, 3, and 6 months after starting to use the site. The investigators want to eventually examine whether learning these methods online would help prevent depression.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: Healthy Mood Project Website
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Depression Prevention and Management Project

Further study details as provided by University of California, San Francisco:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Recruitment [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of participants enrolling in the site per month

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • PHQ-9 [ Time Frame: Screening, plus 1, 3, and 6 months later ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Depression symptom measure

Estimated Enrollment: 1100
Study Start Date: May 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Online self-help mood management
Online self-help automated mood management course
Behavioral: Healthy Mood Project Website
Self-help automated online mood management course based on cognitive-behavioral methods to control depressed mood.
Other Name: Self-help automated Website


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • valid email address
  • fluent in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • less than 18 years of age
  • no valid email address
  • not fluent in English
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01607164

United States, California
UCSF Psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California, United States, 94110
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
Principal Investigator: Ricardo F Muñoz, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ricardo Munoz, Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco Identifier: NCT01607164     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DPC-R, 1R34MH091231-01
Study First Received: May 24, 2012
Last Updated: April 11, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
Mood management
cognitive behavioral processed this record on May 21, 2015