Effectiveness of Internet-based Depression Treatment (EVIDENT)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2015 by Philipp Klein, University of Luebeck.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 27, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Philipp Klein, University of Luebeck

Brief Summary:
Care for people suffering from depressive symptoms should be given in a step-wise approach. One first step can be the provision of self-help material. Online self-help is an innovative way of providing self-help. The investigators want to study the effect of an interactive online self-help-program (Deprexis) in the treatment of mild to moderate depressive symptoms. Participants will be randomised to either twelve weeks of online-self help or a waiting-list control. Symptoms of depression and other aspects will be assessed over a one year period. Thereafter the controls will also receive online-self help. The investigators hypothesise that online self-help is superior to the control condition in alleviating depressive symptoms and preventing full blown depression.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Mild to Moderate Depressive Symptoms Behavioral: Deprexis

Detailed Description:
This study is supported by the German Ministry of Health (BMG) and is a collaborative project of Universität Bern (PD Dr. Thomas Berger), Charité Berlin (PD Dr. Matthias Rose), Universität Bielefeld (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Greiner), Universität Hamburg (Prof. Dr. Steffen Moritz, Prof. Dr. Bernd Löwe), GAIA AG Hamburg (Dr. Björn Meyer), Universität Tübingen (Prof. Dr. Martin Hautzinger) and Universität Trier (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lutz).

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : July 2012
Primary Completion Date : February 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Deprexis
Online self-help with and without e-mail-support
Behavioral: Deprexis
Online self-help with and without e-mail-support
No Intervention: Control

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Personal Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) [ Time Frame: 12 wks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD) [ Time Frame: 12 wks, 6 mths, 12 mths ]
  2. Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptoms (QIDS) [ Time Frame: 12 wks, 6 mths, 12 mths ]
  3. Personal Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) [ Time Frame: 6 mths, 12 mths ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • PHQ>4 and <15

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute suicidality
  • psychotic d/o, bipolar d/o or other severe psychiatric d/o

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01636752

Charité Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Universität Bielefeld
Bielefeld, Germany
Universität Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
Universität Lübeck
Lübeck, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Luebeck

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Philipp Klein, Coordinating Investigator, University of Luebeck Identifier: NCT01636752     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EVIDENT Trial
First Posted: July 10, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 27, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Behavioral Symptoms