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Exploring the Experience of Communication for Patients With Depression

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2012 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 2, 2012
Last updated: November 12, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
According to the statistics released by the Department of Health,Executive Yuan in 2005,depression, cancer and AIDS will become the three main diseases of the 21st century.The prevalence of depression is 5.8% for males and 9.5% for women in the worldwide total population each year.Depression ranks second next to cardiovascular disease and impacts on social and economic burdens.From the perspectives of prevalence,suicide rate,loss of workforce,family burden,co-morbidities and health care expenses,the issues related to caring for patients with depression should not be overlooked.Communication is often neglected while exploring the issues of caring for depressed patients,which can consequently affect their family,work performance,social interaction,and even leads to a risk of suicide.Therefore,in order to enhance their psychological adjustment and health management,it is particularly important to achieve effective communications.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Exploring the Experience of Communication for Patients With Depression

Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Exploring the experience of communication for patients with depression [ Time Frame: six months ]
    • The study does not involve drugs or invasive test.
    • Does not have hurt the lives of the respondents.
    • Your information anonymous and efforts to provide 24-hour contact line and other mechanisms,the inconvenience or injury to reduce.

Estimated Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
This study aims to investigate the experiences of communication for patients with depression.Purposive sampling will be used to recruit participants in this study.Eligible participants consist of those who attend the outpatient department of psychiatry regularly,have emotional stability and clear consciousness,More than 20 years old,can be communicated in Mandarin or Taiwanese,and are willing to take the interviews.In-depth interviews will be conducted to collect qualitative data,and data will be categorized and analyzed according to Tesch(1990).Sampling will be stopped until data saturation.The findings may be referenced by the relevant agencies and medical institutions to care the patients with depression,as well as provide a basis for nursing care and education.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Psychiatric physician-diagnosed patients with major depression,including major depressive disorder,identified patients with stable and stable condition treatment by a physician.
  • Able to communicate to the language of the country or Taiwan.
  • by explanations can share experiences,and has executed a written consent to.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Combined with other mental illness.
  • Depression in patients with unstable condition,including serious and has a tendency to suicide,violence and attacks.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01727674

Contact: Chao-Fen Tang, master +886-3-5836903
Contact: Jui-Ching Hong, master +886-3-5943248 ext 2018

National Taiwan University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Hsinchu, Taiwan, 31064
Contact: Jui-Ching Hong, master    +886-3-5943248 ext 2018   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Jui-Ching Hong, MASTER National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT01727674     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201207022RIB
Study First Received: November 2, 2012
Last Updated: November 12, 2012

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
experiences of communication

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on July 24, 2017