A Mobile Phone Self-Monitoring Tool to Increase Emotional Self-Awareness and Reduce Depression in Young People (mobiletype)

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 2008 by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00794222
First received: November 19, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2008
History: No changes posted

November 19, 2008
November 19, 2008
February 2009
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6-week follow up & 6 month follow-up ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • Emotional Self-awareness [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6 week and 6 month follow up ]
  • Detection of mental health problems [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6 week and 6 month follow up ]
  • Pathways to care [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6 week and 6 month follow up ]
  • Patient's satisfaction with their GP [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6 week and 6 month follow up ]
Same as current
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A Mobile Phone Self-Monitoring Tool to Increase Emotional Self-Awareness and Reduce Depression in Young People
A Randomised Controlled Trial Investigating a Mobile Phone Self-Monitoring Tool (Mobiletype) to Increase Emotional Self-Awareness and Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Young People.

The mobiletype program is a mental health assessment and monitoring tool that runs on mobile phones.

The program assesses the general mental health of young people in real-time and transmits this data to a website to be reviewed by their general practitioner (GP) in consultation with their patient. The website consists of individualised feedback reports for each participant, and graphical displays of the monitoring data. The primary aims of the current project are to examine: (1) whether the process of self-monitoring via the mobiletype program increases young people's awareness of their mood and reduces depressive symptoms and (2) whether emotional self-awareness mediates the relationship between self-monitoring and depressive symptoms.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Depression
Device: Mobile Tracking Young People's Experiences (mobiletype)
A mobile phone self-monitoring program, based on momentary sampling techniques, that prompts young people to complete it four times a day. The program asks several questions about daily activities, mood, stress, eating and exercise.
  • Experimental: Mood monitoring
    The mobiletype monitoring intervention group will monitor their current activities, current mood, responses to negative mood, any recent stressors and coping strategies. Other activities monitored include eating patterns, exercise patterns, quantity and quality of sleep and alcohol and cannabis use.
    Intervention: Device: Mobile Tracking Young People's Experiences (mobiletype)
  • No Intervention: Comparison monitoring program

    The mobiletype monitoring comparison group will monitor their current activities, eating patterns, exercise patterns, quantity and quality of sleep and alcohol and cannabis use.

    This program excludes questions about mood, stress and coping strategies.


*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Unknown status
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December 2010
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 14 - 24 years of age
  • Proficient English
  • Patients must be deemed to have an emotional/mental health concern by their GP or be screened to have at least a mild mental health problem (a score of 16 or above) on the K10 Symptom Scale

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe psychiatric or medical condition that prevents the person from complying with either the requirements of informed consent or the study protocol.
  • Young people referred to a mental health specialist by their GP will be excluded only if they obtain a specialist appointment during the mobiletype study period (2 - 4 weeks).
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
14 Years to 24 Years   (Child, Adult)
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Australia
 
 
NCT00794222
RCH28113, Telstra Foundation: N33E2912
Yes
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Dr Sophie Reid, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
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Principal Investigator: Sylvia D Kauer, BBSci(Hons) Murdoch Childrens Research Instititue
Principal Investigator: Sophie C Reid, PhD,MPsych Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
November 2008

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