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Brief Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression With Inpatients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02712918
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 18, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 18, 2016
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Martin Myhre, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the current study was to examine Brief Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depressions (BATD) effectiveness, credibility, and acceptability with moderate to severly depressed inpatients. The study is a systematic replication of a randomized controlled trail from 2003, that provided initial support for BATD With inpatients. The current study compared BATD to Treatment as Usual in a randomized controlled trial.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Behavioral: Brief Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression Other: Standard Care Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 23 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Evaluation of Brief Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression With Moderate to Severely Depressed Inpatients - A Small Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : January 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Brief Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression
Behavioral treatment of depression. The study utilized the revised version of the Brief Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression (BATD) protocol from 2011. The treatment was added to treatment as usual. Up to 10 sessions were administered.
Behavioral: Brief Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression
Behavioral treatment of depression which focuses on increasing the Level of positive reinforcement through systematic and goal directed activation of behavior. Goal and values are assessed and used to determine target behaviors.

Placebo Comparator: Standard care
Standard CARE (SC) at the inpatient unit. Mandatory: Therapeutic conversations with psychiatrist, psychologist or M.D, milieu therapy. Optional: Psychosomatic physiotherapy, therapeutic groups, psychopharmacological treatment.
Other: Standard Care
Treatment as usual at the ward

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of Beck`s Depression Inventory-II from baseline [ Time Frame: Change from baseline (second day of admission) to discharge from the ward (maximum 21 days, expected average of 10 days). ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Credibility and Expectancies Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Second day of admission. After first sessions of BATD. ]
    Only BATD group

  2. Treatment Evaluation Inventory - Short Form [ Time Frame: Prior to discharge from the ward (maximum 21 days, expected average of 10 days).. ]
    Only BATD group

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Moderate to severe depression (BDI-II > 28 Points).
  • Admission length of at least 3 days
  • Evaluated to benefit from depression treatment by unit psychiatrist.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current psychotic disorder
  • Previously diagnosis with psychotic disorder (including Bipolar disorder)

Publications of Results:
Other Publications:
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Responsible Party: Martin Myhre, Learning Disability Nurse/MSc Behavior Analysis, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital Identifier: NCT02712918     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BATD_16674
First Posted: March 18, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 18, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016
Keywords provided by Martin Myhre, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital:
Brief Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders