Healthy Mood Internet Recruitment Study (DPC-R)

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco Identifier:
First received: May 24, 2012
Last updated: May 21, 2015
Last verified: May 2015
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
Behavioral: Healthy Mood Project Website

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

Enrollment: 1226
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

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.


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
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Ricardo F Muñoz, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco
  More Information

Responsible Party: 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: May 21, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
Mood management
cognitive behavioral processed this record on April 27, 2016