A Mobile Phone Self-Monitoring Tool to Increase Emotional Self-Awareness and Reduce Depression in Young People (mobiletype)
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
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.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||A Randomised Controlled Trial Investigating a Mobile Phone Self-Monitoring Tool (Mobiletype) to Increase Emotional Self-Awareness and Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Young People.|
- Depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: Pre-, post-monitoring, 6-week follow up & 6 month follow-up ]
- 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 ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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.
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.
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00794222
|Clifton Hill Medical Centre|
|Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3068|
|Principal Investigator:||Sylvia D Kauer, BBSci(Hons)||Murdoch Childrens Research Instititue|
|Principal Investigator:||Sophie C Reid, PhD,MPsych||Murdoch Childrens Research Institute|