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Outreach and Treatment for Depression in the Labor Force

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00057590
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 8, 2003
Last Update Posted : May 6, 2013
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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Harvard Medical School

Brief Summary:
This study will assess the effects of depression treatment on employee productivity. This study will also evaluate the impact of depression screening and outreach on employees' receptivity to treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Behavioral: Care manager outreach and monitoring Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

This study is conducted in three phases. In the first phase, employees from various companies participate in an on-line Health Risk Assessment survey at a secure website. Those who display symptoms of depression participate in a brief telephone interview to confirm the depression diagnosis.

In the second phase, depressed participants are randomly assigned to receive either intervention treatment or usual care for 18 months. The intervention consists of periodic telephone contact with a mental health clinician who provides education regarding depression and its treatment. Participants receiving the intervention are also provided with resources to obtain psychotherapy and/or pharmacotherapy. Those who do not seek treatment are monitored and supported. Participants in the usual care arm are informed of their possible depression and are encouraged to seek professional treatment.

The final phase of the study involves data analysis and dissemination of aggregated results. Surveys and questionnaires are used to assess participants.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 590 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Outreach and Treatment for Depression in the Labor Force
Study Start Date : March 2003

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Major depressive episode
  • Employed

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00057590

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United States, Massachusetts
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Harvard Medical School
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00057590    
Other Study ID Numbers: R01MH061941 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R01MH061941 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: April 8, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 6, 2013
Last Verified: May 2013
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders