Depression Prevention in Older Spousally-bereaved Adults

2019-07-16 10:38:36 | BioPortfolio


Using an indicated prevention approach, investigators propose to enroll 150 spousally-bereaved adults aged 60 years and older in the first 6 months after spousal death who are at high risk for major depression disorder because of subthreshold symptoms of depression. A confirmatory efficacy trial will be conducted in which participants will be randomly assigned to (a) self-monitor sleep, meals, and physical activity for 12 weeks using digital monitoring plus motivational health coaching (WELL; n=75); or (b) enhanced usual care (EUC, usual care plus study assessments, n=75). Objective actigraphic measures of the 24-hour pattern of day and nighttime activity - known as the rest-activity rhythm - will be measured to evaluate circadian rhythms as a mediator of treatment outcomes. Participants will be assessed at baseline, post-intervention, and 3, 6,12, 18-months post-intervention.


The primary aim of this R01 application is to test the efficacy of a new behavioral intervention that targets the timing and regularity of sleep, meals, and physical activity to stabilize circadian rhythms, for reducing symptoms of depression during the spousal bereavement period.

Study Design




WIdowed Elders' LIfestyle after Loss (WELL), Enhanced Usual Care


Not yet recruiting


University of Pittsburgh

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