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Effect of Depressin Screening and Care Program at Community Health Center

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hyeon Woo Yim, National Clinical Research Coordination Center, Seoul, Korea Identifier:
First received: June 20, 2012
Last updated: March 9, 2016
Last verified: March 2016

Depression affect between 5% and 10% of older adults seen in the primary care setting.Late-life depression is often chronic or recurrent and is associated with substantial suffering, functional impairment, and diminished health-related quality of life.Depressed, older primary care patients are frequent users of general medical services and may have poor adherence to medical treatments.They are also at increased risk of death from suicide and medical illnesses. The aim of this study is to examine whether depression screening and health care practitioner feedback are increased depression treatment rate.

Depression screening is provided 60 or more who visited community health care center with a 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale.GDS scores of 10 or more were classified depression positive. Intervention group participants received twice remind calls from primary care nurse.

Condition Intervention
Other: Reminding call

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Screening

Further study details as provided by National Clinical Research Coordination Center, Seoul, Korea:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reuptake rate [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • reduced depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form (SGDS)

  • changed perceived heath status [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)

Enrollment: 86
Study Start Date: June 2012
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: intervention
remiding call
Other: Reminding call
No Intervention: Control
No intervention


Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 60 or more
  • 10 or more in GDS scor

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe cognitive problem
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01626703

Korea, Republic of
Chungju community health care center
Chungju, Choongbuk, Korea, Republic of, 123456
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Clinical Research Coordination Center, Seoul, Korea
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hyeon Woo Yim, professor, National Clinical Research Coordination Center, Seoul, Korea Identifier: NCT01626703     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A102065_2012_2
Study First Received: June 20, 2012
Last Updated: March 9, 2016 processed this record on May 22, 2017