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Family-Centered Treatment for Depression in Hispanic Youth

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05407051
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 7, 2022
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2022
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
MetroHealth Medical Center

Brief Summary:

Studies suggest that for youth in poverty, addressing stressors like parental mental health concerns may improve children's mental health outcomes. Rates of depression and suicidality are growing among teens nationwide and rates of depression are disproportionately high for Hispanic youth. Hispanic families are disproportionately impacted by poverty and are disproportionately exposed to adverse childhood experiences, yet Hispanic patients are less likely than non-Hispanic patient to have access to specialty mental healthcare. Integrating mental health care into primary care is one avenue towards making specialized mental healthcare more accessible to the Hispanic community. There have been few studies focused on addressing parental mental health within pediatric primary care, and even fewer focused specifically on supporting Hispanic families within primary care. The current study would seek to formally assess whether a family-centered treatment approach improves depression outcomes for both Hispanic teens and parents identified in primary care.

The current study would implement depression screening for teens and global mental health screening for parents in MetroHealth's Pediatric Hispanic Clinic. Teens identified with depression would receive integrated consultation with a psychology provider as usual. In this study, parents who agree to participate would also be screened for depression, anxiety, trauma and parenting stress. Parents who screen positive would then be randomized to receive either a list of referrals for bilingual mental health services in the community (treatment as usual), or into the family-centered treatment arm. In the family-centered treatment arm, parents would be connected directly to bilingual adult mental health services with a community partner, Catholic Charities, who would provide collateral therapy to parents via telehealth. Families will then receive follow-up calls from a bilingual MetroHealth provider 3- and 6-months later to re-administer the same parent outcome measures.

Investigators hypothesize that adolescent depression symptoms will improve to a greater degree in the family-centered treatment condition as compared to treatment as usual, and that measures of parental mental health and parenting stress will show significantly greater improvement in the family-centered treatment condition as compared to treatment as usual.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Family Research Teen Depression Behavioral: Family Centered Treatment Behavioral: Treatment as Usual Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Investigating Effects of Family-Centered Treatment for Depression in Primary Care for Hispanic Youth
Actual Study Start Date : September 30, 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 30, 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 31, 2023

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Treatment as Usual
In the Treatment as Usual condition, parents will simply be given a list of mental health referrals and crisis numbers.
Behavioral: Treatment as Usual

All participants (parents) would receive follow-up calls from a MetroHealth research personnel at 3 months and 6 months to measure changes in parent mental health outcomes, as well as satisfaction.

Children of parents in both conditions will receive treatment as usual which includes brief consultation for 3-5 sessions with an integrated MetroHealth behavioral health provider which is already standard practice in the clinic. Sessions typically occur monthly. Teens will be re-administered the Patient Health Questionnaire -9 by the integrated behavioral health provider as a part of clinical practice to measure treatment progress and this information will be obtained at the end of 6 months of treatment via chart review (see data sheet). Repeated measurement of patient's symptoms over the course of several months of treatment is common in clinical practice to measure patient's symptom improvement.


Experimental: Family Centered Treatment
In the Family-Centered Treatment Arm, parents would be given the same list of mental health referrals and crisis numbers, but in this condition, they would authorize researchers to share their contact information with the partner agency, Catholic Charities, and would then be linked directly to bilingual adult mental health services there with a behavioral health provider who would provide collateral therapy to parents via telehealth. Although parents will be referred to the community partner for therapy as a part of the research intervention, the behavioral health providers at the community partner will be providing therapy as they usually do for these participants in line with their usual job duties.
Behavioral: Family Centered Treatment
In the Family-Centered Treatment Arm, parents would be given the same list of mental health referrals and crisis numbers, but in this condition, they would authorize researchers to share their contact information with the partner agency, Catholic Charities, and would then be linked directly to bilingual adult mental health services there with a behavioral health provider who would provide collateral therapy to parents via telehealth. Although parents will be referred to the community partner for therapy as a part of the research intervention, the behavioral health providers at the community partner will be providing therapy as they usually do for these participants in line with their usual job duties.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Patient Health Questionnaire-9 [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 and 6 month change ]
    Measure of Depression - score ranges from 0-27 with higher scores indicating more symptoms of depression

  2. Change in Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 and 6 month change ]
    Measure of Anxiety - score range from 0-21 with higher score indicating more symptoms of anxiety


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder CheckList - for Civilians [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 and 6 month change ]
    Measure of Post Traumatic Stress disorder -score ranges from 17-85 with higher scores indicating more symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress

  2. Change in Parenting Stress Index -4 [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 and 6 month change ]
    Parenting stress index - raw scores are calculated and converted to percentiles with specified cutoffs for each subscale. Higher percentiles indicate higher levels of parenting stress.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Teens 12+ seen in pediatric Hispanic clinic will be screened using the Patient Health Questionnaire -9 for depression as a part of standard clinic protocols. Parents of teens 12+ who screen positive for depression who also screen positive for mental health concerns may be included in the study. Parents who participate in the initial survey but who do NOT screen positive for any of their own mental health concerns will be given a list of mental health referrals and crisis numbers but will not be eligible to participate in the rest of the study or any follow-up calls.

Parents or legal guardians may be included in the study if their teen is over the age of 12, being seen in the pediatric Hispanic clinic, screens positive for depression during pediatric visit, and if parents then screen positive for any mental health concern during the initial survey.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Adults unable to consent
  • Pregnant women
  • Prisoners

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05407051


Contacts
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Contact: Brittany Myers, PhD 216-778-1622 bmyers1@metrohealth.org
Contact: Jacqueline Dolata, MBA 2167781792 jdolata@metrohealth.org

Locations
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United States, Ohio
MetroHealth Medical Center Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44109
Contact: Jacqueline Dolata, MBA    216-778-1792    jdolata@metrohealth.org   
Sponsors and Collaborators
MetroHealth Medical Center
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Brittany Myers, PhD MetroHealth Systems
Publications:
Youth Risk Behavior Survey-Data Summary & Trends Report: 2007-2017. (2020). 91.

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Responsible Party: MetroHealth Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05407051    
Other Study ID Numbers: STUDY00000028
First Posted: June 7, 2022    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 24, 2022
Last Verified: October 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by MetroHealth Medical Center:
teen depression
hispanic
family centered
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depression
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders