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Internet Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Patients With Heart Failure and Depression

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01681771
First Posted: September 10, 2012
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peter Johansson, University Hospital, Linkoeping
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the short (9 weeks) and long (6 and 12 months) term effects of an 9 weeks intervention of internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy on depressive symptoms, worrying/anxiety, sleep, self-care knowledge and quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure and depression.

Condition Intervention
Heart Failure Depressive Symptoms Behavioral: Cognitive behaviour therapy Behavioral: Discussion group

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Internet Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Patients With Heart Failure and Depression A Randomised Controlled Study of Short and Long Term Effects on Depressive Symptoms

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Further study details as provided by Peter Johansson, University Hospital, Linkoeping:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 9 weeks as well as 6 and 12 months ]
    Depressive Symptoms measured with Patient Health Questionnaire-9. The number of patients per study arm is planned to be n=60. According to an earlier metaanalysis, the effect size of internet CBT intervention can be expected to be at least at the level of 0.5


Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: February 2014
Study Completion Date: June 2015
Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cogntive behaviour therapy
Internet based Cognitive behaviour therapy during 9 weeks
Behavioral: Cognitive behaviour therapy
Internet based, weekly home task and weekly feedback provided by health care professional.
Active Comparator: Discussion group
Internet moderated discussion group during 9 weeks
Behavioral: Cognitive behaviour therapy
Internet based, weekly home task and weekly feedback provided by health care professional.
Behavioral: Discussion group
Internet moderated discussion group. Patients will be provided weekly question which will be used by the participant to start discuss with each others.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • > 18 years
  • have time to participate in the study,
  • treatment for HF according to the European Society of Cardiology guidelines2
  • stable HF (NYHA class I-III) and not being hospitalized for HF the latest month
  • signs of suffering of depressive symptoms (Patient Health Questionnaire-9 >9 points

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe HF (NYHA IV) or another severe chronic life threatening disease.
  • severe depression assessed to need hospital care
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01681771


Locations
Sweden
Deparment of Cardiology, University Hospital of Linköping
Linköping, Sweden, 581 85
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Linkoeping
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Peter Johansson, Assoc. Prof Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Linköping and Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences. University Hospital of Linköping
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Peter Johansson, Nurse, Assoc. Prof, University Hospital, Linkoeping
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01681771     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FORSS-221791
First Submitted: August 30, 2012
First Posted: September 10, 2012
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2017
Last Verified: November 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Heart Failure
Behavioral Symptoms
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases