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Study of a Self-Help Depression Skills Program for College-Aged Youth

2014-08-27 03:51:54 | BioPortfolio

Summary

We propose to conduct a pilot trial of an Internet-only depression skills training program for adolescents and young adults. The intervention, MoodHelper.org already exists and has been tested in two pilots. In this third pilot, we plan to use an enriched minority sampling frame to mail 3,000 to 6,000 invitational brochures to KPNW members aged 14 to 24, with a enrollment target of 150. Interested members will go to the study Internet site, and if they choose to participate, complete the online consent and assessment battery (used in the previous pilots). Participants will be randomly assigned by the site’s software to one of two conditions: (1) the “Intervention” condition, with complete access to the SADhelper.org web site or (2) the "Usual Care” condition, with access to all Internet sites and KPNW health care, but with no access to the therapeutic portion of the SADhelper site. All participants (those with and without access to the research intervention) will be reminded by e-mail and, if necessary, by telephone to return to the web site and complete follow-up questionnaires four, eight, sixteen, and thirty-two weeks after enrolling in the study.

Description

We propose to conduct a pilot trial of an Internet-only depression skills training program for adolescents and young adults. The intervention, MoodHelper.org already exists and has been tested in two pilots. In this third pilot, we plan to use an enriched minority sampling frame to mail 3,000 to 6,000 invitational brochures to KPNW members aged 14 to 24, with a enrollment target of 150. Interested members will go to the study Internet site, and if they choose to participate, complete the online consent and assessment battery (used in the previous pilots). Participants will be randomly assigned by the site’s software to one of two conditions: (1) the “Intervention” condition, with complete access to the SADhelper.org web site or (2) the "Usual Care” condition, with access to all Internet sites and KPNW health care, but with no access to the therapeutic portion of the SADhelper site. All participants (those with and without access to the research intervention) will be reminded by e-mail and, if necessary, by telephone to return to the web site and complete follow-up questionnaires four, eight, sixteen, and thirty-two weeks after enrolling in the study.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Depression

Intervention

MoodHelper Internet program for Depression Self-Help

Location

Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Portland
Oregon
United States
97227

Status

Completed

Source

Kaiser Permanente

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:51:54-0400

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