Games to Overcome Late Life Depression (GOLD)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02229188|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 1, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 19, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Major Depressive Disorder||Behavioral: Problem Solving Therapy Behavioral: Evolution Behavioral: Words||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Games to Overcome Late Life Depression|
|Actual Study Start Date :||December 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 31, 2018|
Active Comparator: Problem Solving Therapy
Problem Solving Therapy is an evidence-based behavioral treatment for late life depression proven effective with different geriatric groups including ambulatory; medically ill; older adults with executive dysfunctions; and more recently, low-income, disabled older adults.
Behavioral: Problem Solving Therapy
Problem solving therapy is an evidence based behavioral intervention for late life depression. It consist of 8 weekly session of talk therapy, whereby the therapist helps the patient solve problems that are thought to be causing depressive symptoms.
Other Name: PST
Evolution is a plasticity intervention in the form of a video driving game that targets the cognitive conflict network.
Evo is a video game that has therapeutic elements targeting the cognitive control network. Impairment in this neural network is associated with a specific subtype of late life depression that puts people at risk for poor response to SSRIs. Evo is built from a research grade training paradigm that has shown to induce improvements in this network in healthy older adults
Placebo Comparator: Words
Words is a challenging crosswords type of game that will serve as the placebo comparator to Evo.
Words is a cognitively challenging crossword/word search type of video game that will serve as the control condition for the second phase of this project
- Change in depression over time [ Time Frame: weeks 0, 4, 8, 24 ]Hamilton Depression Rating Scale
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02229188
|United States, Washington|
|University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98105|
|Principal Investigator:||Patricia Arean, PhD||University of Washington|