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Changing Minds - Supporting Depressed Elderly People With an Individually Tailored Service Model

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00845377
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2009 by Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : February 18, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 18, 2009
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Eastern Finland
Information provided by:
Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged

February 17, 2009
February 18, 2009
February 18, 2009
April 2008
April 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Alleviating depressive symptoms measured with Geriatric Depression Scale [ Time Frame: base line, 6 months, 1 year ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
Quality of life measured with WHO QuolBref [ Time Frame: base line, 6 months, 1 year ]
Same as current
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Changing Minds - Supporting Depressed Elderly People With an Individually Tailored Service Model
Changing Minds - Studying the Effects of a Tailored Psychosocial Support Model on Depressive Mood and Quality of Life in Depressive Elderly People

Depression is one of the leading causes of emotional suffering in later life. It has been estimated that 2-5% of community-dwelling elderly people suffer from major depression, but according to recent studies, as much as 25 % have clinically significant depressive symptoms.Typically, depressive symptoms in the elderly are treated solely with antidepressants.

The aim of this project is to study the effects of a comprehensive psychosocial intervention on the psychological well-being, quality of life and use of services in depressed elderly people. In addition, the processes of intervention are studied from the perspective of the participants as well as the service system. The research is conducted in collaboration with the city of Espoo. The design of the study combines clinical trial with qualitative process analysis.

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Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Depression
  • Psychological Well-Being
Behavioral: Comprehensive psychosocial support for depressed elderly
The model includes a psychiatric nurse as a care manager, a multiprofessional team with a physiotherapist, psychologist and psychiatrist. Each participant receives individually tailored services such as therapeutic groups, conversation groups, physical exercise, music therapy, art therapy and nutritional counseling
Other Names:
  • Supporting elderly people with depression
  • Mental health counseling for elderly people
  • Individually tailored support model for old age depression
Experimental: Counseling
Intervention: Behavioral: Comprehensive psychosocial support for depressed elderly
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Unknown status
200
Same as current
June 2010
April 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 60+

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe memory disease
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Finland
 
 
NCT00845377
CUWAged 0901
Yes
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Marja Saarenheimo, Senior researcher, Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged
Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged
University of Eastern Finland
Study Director: Marja K Saarenheimo, PhD Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged
Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged
February 2009

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