Evaluation of an eHealth System to Reduce Depression and Increase Resilience After SCI (SCIRP)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05095506|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : October 27, 2021
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2021
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|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Spinal Cord Injuries||Other: eHealth Intervention Other: Active Control Condition||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||120 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||Initial Evaluation of an eHealth Self-Management System to Reduce Depression and Increase Resilience After SCI (SCIRP Pilot Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||April 2023|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 2024|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2024|
Experimental: eHeatlh Intervention Arm
The intervention platform is an interactive, web-based self-management program comprised of computer-adaptive tests (CATs) to assess depression, anxiety, and resilience and multimedia-assisted components. Participants will access the system once a week for 6 weeks, complete the symptom monitoring CATs, receive score reports, and watch a system-assigned self-management strategy video (which is selected by the system based on the participant's current level of depression/anxiety symptoms).
Other: eHealth Intervention
The intervention platform is interactive, and uses multimedia-assisted components. The system uses three SCI-QOL computer-adaptive tests (CATs) to assess depression, anxiety, and resilience; cut scores are used to tailor multi-media content that specifically addresses users' emotional health concerns.
Active Comparator: Active Control Arm
The active control condition is a static web-based program which also includes computer-adaptive tests (CATs) to assess depression, anxiety, and resilience, but does not provide score reports and plays a predetermined educational video (related to health promotion after SCI) each week. Participants will access the system once a week for 6 weeks, complete the symptom monitoring CATs and watch the educational video.
Other: Active Control Condition
The active control condition is a static site that displays symptom assessments followed by one educational video each week. These videos, which play in a predetermined order, provide education about managing physical health in individuals with SCI.
- Change in weekly depression symptoms as measured by the Spinal Cord Injury - Quality of Life (SCI-QOL) Depression computer adaptive test (CAT) [ Time Frame: Weeks 1-6 ]Patient-reported outcome measure of current depressive symptoms which is included in the intervention and control conditions each week.
- Change in weekly anxiety symptoms as measured by the Spinal Cord Injury - Quality of Life (SCI-QOL) Anxiety computer adaptive test (CAT) [ Time Frame: Weeks 1-6 ]Patient-reported outcome measure of current anxiety symptoms which is included in the intervention and control conditions each week.
- Change in Current Depressive Symptoms as assessed by the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-8 [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline to Week 6. Also used for screening. ]Patient-reported measure of depression
- Change in Current Symptoms of anxiety as assessed by the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline to Week 6. Also used for screening. ]Patient-reported measure of depression
- Change in weekly resilience levels as measured by the Spinal Cord Injury - Quality of Life (SCI-QOL) resilience computer adaptive test (CAT) [ Time Frame: Weeks 1-6 ]Patient-reported outcome measure of current resilience which is included in the intervention and control conditions each week.
- Qualitative information on the usability of the system as measured by a System Usability Survey [ Time Frame: At the end of the final (6th) system session. Each system session is open for 4 days or until the participant completes the session, whichever comes first. ]Participants will complete a usability survey following the final session to provide information on the usability of the system.
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|Ages Eligible for Study:||18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
- Access to the internet and an internet-enabled device
- Diagnosis of a sudden-onset (i.e. not due to a degenerative disease such as ALS or MS) SCI (either traumatic or non-traumatic)
- Discharged from initial inpatient rehabilitation and living in the community for at least 3 months
- Age 18 or older at the time of enrollment
- Age at least 16 years at the time of their spinal cord injury
- Current symptoms (no more than two weeks from the time of consent) of at least mild depression and/or anxiety, as determined by a score of ≥5 on the eight-item Patient Health Questionnaire depression scale (PHQ-8) and/or seven-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder measure (GAD-7).
- Male and female participants younger than 18 years old
- A lack of English proficiency needed to comprehend and complete study measures and review online study content.
- Current cognitive impairment that would limit comprehension of informed consent or study procedures, as determined by the member of the study team conducting informed consent.
- Lack of access to the internet and an internet-enabled computer or smart device.
- A spinal cord injury that is due to a degenerative disease (e.g. ALS, MS) and not sudden onset.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05095506
|Contact: David S Tulsky, PhDemail@example.com|
|Contact: Pamela A Kisala, MAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Responsible Party:||David Tulsky, Professor and Director, Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation, University of Delaware|
|Other Study ID Numbers:||
W81XWH-20-1-0786 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Department of Defense )
|First Posted:||October 27, 2021 Key Record Dates|
|Last Update Posted:||October 27, 2021|
|Last Verified:||October 2021|
|Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:|
|Plan to Share IPD:||No|
|Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:||No|
|Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:||No|
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