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Universal Screening for Maternal Depression With the CHICA System

This study has been completed.
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First received: November 9, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2010
History: No changes posted
The CHICA system is a clinical decision support system that uses adaptive turnaround documents to provide point-of-care information to clinicians. We will be studying whether it can help in the diagnosis and referral of mothers with maternal depression.

Condition Intervention
Maternal Depression
Other: CHICA PSF plus JIT
Other: CHICA maternal depression PSF
Other: Control

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Universal Screening for Maternal Depression With the CHICA System

Further study details as provided by Indiana University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percent of mothers screening positive for maternal depression. [ Time Frame: 1 year after child's birth ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percent of mothers diagnosed with maternal depression [ Time Frame: one year after child's birth ]

Enrollment: 3250
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: PSF-JIT
Mothers in this arm receive prescreening questions and clinicians receive just-in-time handouts to aid in diagnosis.
Other: CHICA PSF plus JIT
Experimental: PSF
Mothers in this arm receive screening questions on the prescreener form
Other: CHICA maternal depression PSF
Placebo Comparator: Control
Mothers in this arm receive no maternal depression CHICA additional care
Other: Control


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All families of patients age 0 to 15 months

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01238614

United States, Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Indiana University
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  More Information

Responsible Party: Paul Biondich, IUPUI Identifier: NCT01238614     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MLM-CHICA-K-MD
K22LM009160 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: November 9, 2010
Last Updated: November 9, 2010

Keywords provided by Indiana University:
maternal depression
clinical decision support

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on April 28, 2017