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Healthy Mood Internet Recruitment Study (DPC-R)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2015
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Recruitment Behavioral: Healthy Mood Project Website Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Self-help automated website in Spanish and English consisting of an 8-lesson course on mood management based on cognitive behavioral methods.

Accessible via the web.

Follow-up assessments conducted at 1, 3, and 6 months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1226 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Depression Prevention and Management Project
Study Start Date : April 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Online self-help mood management

Healthy Mood Project Website

Online self-help automated mood management course available in Spanish and English via a website.

Intervention consisted of 8 cognitive-behavioral mood management lessons.

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

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Recruitment [ Time Frame: One year ]
    Number of participants enrolling in the site per month

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. PHQ-9 [ Time Frame: Screening, plus 1, 3, and 6 months later ]
    Depression symptom measure

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01607164

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United States, California
UCSF Psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California, United States, 94110
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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Principal Investigator: Ricardo F Muñoz, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco
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Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco Identifier: NCT01607164    
Other Study ID Numbers: DPC-R
1R34MH091231-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 25, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015
Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
Mood management
cognitive behavioral