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Improving Mental Health in Diabetes: A Guided Self-Help Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01473017
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2011 by University of Edinburgh.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 17, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Edinburgh

November 14, 2011
November 17, 2011
November 17, 2011
November 2011
September 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Anxiety and/or depression in Type 2 Diabetes [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ]
To see whether a CBT based guided self-help book improves anxiety and/or depression in participants with Type 2 Diabetes
Same as current
No Changes Posted
Quality of life [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ]
To see whether the intervention enhances quality of life, psychological well-being and self-reported diabetes management.
Same as current
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Improving Mental Health in Diabetes: A Guided Self-Help Study
Improving Mental Health in Diabetes: A Guided Self-Help Study
This study employs a Randomised Controlled Trial design to investigate whether a CBT-based guided self-help intervention can improve anxiety, depression, psychological well-being, quality of life, Diabetic self-care and adherence; as compared to controls. The study aims to recruit 42 individuals with Diabetes and mild to moderate anxiety or depression. Anxiety and depression are common in patients with Type 2 Diabetes, and has been shown to affect Diabetes control. Literature suggests that CBT can benefit individuals with Diabetes and comorbid mental ill-health, however little research has been done to date on the effect of guided self-help in this population. It is expected that this intervention will improve patient's mental health, as well as extend the limited knowledge-base on guided self-help in chronic illness.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Behavioral: CBT-based Guided Self-Help
CBT-based booklet tailored to anxiety and/or depression in Type 2 Diabetes to enhance mood and Diabetes self-care
  • Experimental: CBT-based guided self-help
    Providing a guided self-help booklet to patients with anxiety/depression meeting criteria, with two telephone calls by a clinician to provide support with this.
    Intervention: Behavioral: CBT-based Guided Self-Help
  • No Intervention: No CBT intervention
    Control group in comparison to CBT guided self-help group
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September 2013
September 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals with a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes with mild-moderate anxiety and/or depression (scoring 8 to 15 on the HADS scale) will be recruited, provided they do not meet any one of the exclusion criteria listed below. Patients will be able to provide written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals with a history of clinically diagnosed psychotic symptoms, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
  • Participants with a known Learning Disability or severe visual impairment.
  • Participants who cannot read or write
  • Participants under 18 years of age or over age 75
  • Long-term hospital inpatients
  • Individuals with a diagnosis of Diabetes secondary to a major physical condition (consultation will be sought from medical professionals where appropriate on an individual basis)
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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United Kingdom
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University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
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University of Edinburgh
November 2011

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