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Depression Care for Hospitalized Coronary Heart Disease Patients: Prospective Cohort Study (CDCare)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2013 by Charite University, Berlin, Germany.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
University Hospital Muenster
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier:
First received: June 20, 2012
Last updated: February 13, 2013
Last verified: February 2013

The aims of this prospective, observational study are to assess the current use of depression care in Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) patients, and to provide estimates for the resources needed to implement guideline-oriented depression health care acceptable to CHD patients with comorbid depression.

Coronary Heart Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Depression Care for Hospitalized Coronary Heart Disease Patients: Bridging the Gap Between Guidelines and Reality

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Further study details as provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:

Estimated Enrollment: 1500
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

In patients with established CHD, unipolar depression is up to three times more prevalent than in the general population and increases the risk for coronary events and mortality, higher health care consumption and decreased quality of life. Most hospitals in Germany have a unique infrastructure of psychiatric, psychosomatic and psychosocial services for CHD patients (psychiatric/psychosomatic consultation liaison services and a wide network of inpatient or outpatient cardiac rehabilitation centers). However, as of today, little is known about the current use and acceptability of depression health care from the perspective of CHD patients.

This project has two main aims:

  1. to assess the current use of depression care in CHD patients who are hospitalized or receive ambulatory care at a cardiology clinic
  2. to provide estimates for the resources needed to implement guideline-oriented depression health care acceptable to CHD patients with comorbid depression.

Specifically, the investigators will assess

  • rates of and satisfaction with depression health care use in hospitalized CHD patients within one year after hospitalization
  • perceived need for depression care and patient preferences for different types, settings and providers of these services
  • correlates of depression health care use and patient preferences
  • the amount of patients in need for depression health care according to existing recommendations

The secondary objective is to assess direct and indirect costs associated with depressive symptoms and depression care use across 1 year (as indicated by quality of life, event-free survival, productivity, and health care costs).


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with confirmed Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) hospitalized in the coronary care units of 2 University hospitals in Germany. Additionally, starting August 2012, patients with confirmed CHD who receive ambulatory care at one of the cardiology clinics will also be enrolled.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • chronic CHD (confirmed by a clinician)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • chart-documented dementia disorder
  • cognitive impairment
  • life expectancy < 1 year
  • unavailability for follow-up
  • insufficient proficiency in German or Turkish language
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01626027

Contact: Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, MD,DPH 0049 30 450 570 ext 873
Contact: Nina Rieckmann, PhD 0049 30 450 570 ext 824

Medizinische Klinik m. Schwerpunkt Kardiologie, Charité Universitätsmedizin Recruiting
Berlin, Germany, 13353
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
University Hospital Muenster
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, MD, DPH Charité Universitätsmedizin
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Professor, Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier: NCT01626027     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01GY1154
Study First Received: June 20, 2012
Last Updated: February 13, 2013
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Keywords provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:
Coronary Heart Disease
Health Care Services

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Disease
Depressive Disorder
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on March 03, 2015