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Preventing Depression in Patients With Macular Degeneration

2014-08-27 03:55:54 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of a Problem Solving Treatment in preventing depression in elderly patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Description

AMD is the most common cause of blindness in older adults. The disease limits the ability to read, see familiar faces, and walk independently. Almost 2 million persons (about 5 percent of the U.S. population over age 65) are now affected, and this number will triple by the year 2020. This study will target patients with neovascular AMD (NV-AMD), a form of AMD which can lead to sudden vision loss, substantial disability, and depression. Because depression is itself disabling and not likely to be recognized nor treated by ophthalmologists, preventing depression in people with NV-AMD is important.

Patients are randomly assigned to either PST or a usual care control condition. The primary outcome measure is a DSM-IV diagnosis of depression. Patients are evaluated at baseline, Month 2 (immediately post-intervention), Month 6 (for the primary efficacy analysis), and Month 12 (to evaluate sustained effects). The study will also assess the impact of PST on levels of disability and vision-related quality of life.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Depression

Intervention

Problem Solving Treatment, Control

Location

Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
United States
19107

Status

Completed

Source

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:54-0400

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