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This trial examined whether a stepped care program for depression, which initiated treatment with internet cognitive behavioral therapy, including telephone and messaging support, and stepped up non-responders to telephone-administered cognitive behavioral therapy (tCBT), was noninferior, less costly to deliver, and as acceptable to patients compared to tCBT alone. Adults with a diagnosis of major depressive episode (MDE) were randomized to receive up to 20 weeks of stepped care or tCBT. Stepped care (n = 134) was noninferior to tCBT (n = 136) with an end-of-treatment effect size of d = 0.03 and a 6-month post-treatment effect size of d = -0.07 [90% CI 0.29 to 0.14]. Therapist time in stepped care was 5.26 (SD = 3.08) hours versus 10.16 (SD 4.01) for tCBT (p < 0.0001), with a delivery cost difference of $-364.32 [95% CI $-423.68 to $-304.96]. There was no significant difference in pre-treatment preferences (p = 0.10) or treatment dropout (39 in stepped care; 27 in tCBT; p = 0.14). tCBT patients were significantly more satisfied than stepped care patients with the treatment they received (p < 0.0001). These findings indicate that stepped care was less costly to deliver, but no less effective than tCBT. There was no significant difference in treatment preference or completion, however satisfaction with treatment was higher in tCBT than stepped care. TRIAL
clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT01906476.
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Name: Behaviour research and therapy
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Work consisting of a clinical trial involving one or more test treatments, at least one control treatment, specified outcome measures for evaluating the studied intervention, and a bias-free method for assigning patients to the test treatment. The treatment may be drugs, devices, or procedures studied for diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic effectiveness. Control measures include placebos, active medicine, no-treatment, dosage forms and regimens, historical comparisons, etc. When randomization using mathematical techniques, such as the use of a random numbers table, is employed to assign patients to test or control treatments, the trial is characterized as a RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL.
Work consisting of a clinical trial that involves at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.
Work consisting of a set of directions or principles to assist the health care practitioner with patient care decisions about appropriate diagnostic, therapeutic, or other clinical procedures for specific clinical circumstances. Practice guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, organizations such as professional societies or governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. They can provide a foundation for assessing and evaluating the quality and effectiveness of health care in terms of measuring improved health, reduction of variation in services or procedures performed, and reduction of variation in outcomes of health care delivered.
Works about randomized clinical trials that compare interventions in clinical settings and which look at a range of effectiveness outcomes and impacts.
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