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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2011 by University of Edinburgh.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Edinburgh Identifier:
First received: November 14, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2011
History: No changes posted
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.

Condition Intervention
Type 2 Diabetes Anxiety Depression Behavioral: CBT-based Guided Self-Help

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Improving Mental Health in Diabetes: A Guided Self-Help Study

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Further study details as provided by University of Edinburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ]
    To see whether the intervention enhances quality of life, psychological well-being and self-reported diabetes management.

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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.
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
No Intervention: No CBT intervention
Control group in comparison to CBT guided self-help group


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01473017

Contact: Eleanor Oswald 07584422971

United Kingdom
Raigmore Hospital Not yet recruiting
Inverness, Highlands, United Kingdom, IV2 4NZ
Contact: Eleanor Oswald    07584422971   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Edinburgh
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Edinburgh Identifier: NCT01473017     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11/NHS/0055
Study First Received: November 14, 2011
Last Updated: November 14, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on July 19, 2017