Online Peer Networked Collaborative Learning for Managing Depressive Symptoms (MoodTech)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2016 by David Mohr, Northwestern University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 22, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Mohr, Northwestern University

Brief Summary:
The goal of this field trial is to tailor and test a web-based intervention in adults 65 years of age or older. Two versions of the web-based intervention have been created and will be tested--one with an online social network and one without an online social network. The purpose of this study is to: pilot a novel intervention, examine methods to improve adherence to web-based interventions (e.g., peer network); collect data on feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of an web-based intervention for late life depression; and ultimately, to overcome the numerous barriers to treating depression in later life.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Behavioral: iCBT for late life depression Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Technology Assisted Intervention for the Treatment and Prevention of Depression
Study Start Date : December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Social Network
iCBT for late life depression with social network included
Behavioral: iCBT for late life depression
Experimental: Without Social Network
iCBT for late life depression without social network included
Behavioral: iCBT for late life depression
No Intervention: Wait List Control
Waiting period, no intervention administered. Receive iCBT for late life depression after waiting period.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Depression [ Time Frame: Baseline to end of treatment (8 weeks) ]
    Change in self-reported depressive symptom severity from baseline to end of treatment

  2. Adherence to the program [ Time Frame: Baseline to end of treatment (8 weeks) ]
    Number of times the program is accessed from start to last use from baseline to end of treatment

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Has elevated depressive symptoms
  • Has a telephone, e-mail account, computer, and broadband access to the Internet.
  • Has basic internet skills and is able to access the internet independently
  • Is able to speak and read English.
  • Is at least 65 years of age.
  • Is able to give informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has hearing or voice impairment that would prevent participation in psychotherapy
  • Has visual impairment that would prevent completion of assessment materials.
  • Is diagnosed with a psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, dissociative disorder, current substance abuse, or other diagnosis for which participation in a clinical trial of psychotherapy may be either inappropriate or dangerous.
  • Is currently receiving individual psychotherapy or planning to receive psychotherapy during the 8-week treatment phase of the study
  • Is planning to be out of town or unavailable for an extended period of time during the study without access to the Internet
  • Exhibits severe suicidality, including ideation, plan, and intent.
  • Has initiated treatment with an antidepressant in past 14 days. Once patients have been on a stable dose for 14 days and do not have an appointment with a physician or psychiatrist to change this dose, the patient will be eligible based on this criterion.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02841787

United States, Illinois
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: David C Mohr, PhD Northwestern University

Responsible Party: David Mohr, Director, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies; Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Identifier: NCT02841787     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT01912664
Other Study ID Numbers: P20MH090318-FT
P20MH090318 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: July 22, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 22, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Keywords provided by David Mohr, Northwestern University:
Web-based intervention
Social network
Older adults

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders