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C.A.T.C.H.-I.T.Competent Adulthood Transition With Cognitive, Humanistic and Interpersonal Teaching

This study has been terminated.
(Study completed)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago Identifier:
First received: September 7, 2005
Last updated: September 4, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
The purpose of this study is to adapt depression prevention interventions of proven benefit to the primary care setting in a manner that would be acceptable and potentially available to young adults in the community.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Screening (Behavior)

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: "C.A.T.C.H.-I.T." Competent Adulthood Transition With Cognitive, Humanistic and Interpersonal Teaching

Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Estimated Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: October 2003
Study Completion Date: June 2004
Primary Completion Date: June 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Our study goal is to develop a prototype combination primary care-web based depression intervention for young adults ages 18-24years in urban community and university settings. The content development will include: (1) two brief (15 minutes) primary care counseling sessions, (2) one introductory web based module, (3) four web-based cognitive behavior teaching modules, (4) three web-based modules discussing relationship building skills (IPT), and (5) a final web module discussing self-recognition, evidence-based treatment, and stigma. Eight young adult volunteers will evaluate the program in three loops of evaluation and revision in a modified focus group approach. This protocol was approved by the Johns Hopkins Joint Committee on Clinical Investigations.

Primary Outcomes:

The primary outcome variables relate to the functionality and acceptability of the intervention. These variables include readability, ease of understanding, acceptability, and helpfulness of each component of the intervention, and a global rating of each

Secondary Outcomes:

Process measures (time on site, exercise completion), outcomes (mood and intermediate outcomes-social adjustment, dysfunctional thinking), and knowledge and opinions of current treatments for depression. These data will be helpful in planning for a future Focus groups of 5-10 individuals have been used successfully to provide initial product evaluations or to develop general themes in attitude research. Summary statistics will be collected.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Eligibility criteria include being between ages 18-24 and having a family history of depression. Preference will be given in selection of participants to those of who have not been treated for depression in the past.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Moderate or greater risk of having depression (CESD score > 16) or current treatment for depression. Those who have a history of past treatment of depression will not be excluded.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00152529

United States, Illinois
The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: Benjamin W Van Voorhees, MD The University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Ave., MC 2007 Chicago, IL 60637
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT00152529     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12591A
U48/CCU309674 - 12591A
Study First Received: September 7, 2005
Last Updated: September 4, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
Depression, educational site for depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on April 24, 2017