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Feasibility of Internet-delivered CBT for Adolescents With Depression

2019-10-11 10:03:41 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Prior to a properly powered randomized controlled study, evaluating efficacy and cost-effectiveness of ICBT, we will conduct a pilot study to investigate if the trial design is feasible, if therapist-guided and self-guided internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) is acceptable for adolescents with depression and to provide preliminary clinical efficacy data.

Description

A single-blind parallel-group pilot randomised controlled feasibility trial with the overall aim to develop two internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy interventions, therapist-guided and self-guided, for adolescents with mild to moderate Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and their primary caregivers.

Patients can be either referred or self-referred. All potential participants are initially screened via telephone. This is followed by a face-to-face inclusion assessment. Participants who are eligible and have consented will be randomized into one of three trial arms; therapist-guided ICBT, self-guided ICBT or TAU. In the experimental arms, participants, e.g. the adolescent and at least one caregiver, either receive 10 weeks of therapist-guided or self-guided internet-delivered behavioural activation (BA). In the control arm, participants receive treatment as usual within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) or primary care clinics. The primary endpoint will be at 3-month follow-up.

The primary objective is to evaluate the feasibility of the study design and trial procedures, including recruitment, withdrawal, drop out and attrition rates. The secondary objective is to (a) evaluate the acceptability of the ICBT interventions in regard to treatment satisfaction, credibility, reported adverse events, and program use, (b) to provide preliminary clinical efficacy data, and (c) to gather qualitative information on the experience of undergoing ICBT for depression from the perspective of adolescent patients, their caregivers and potential areas for improvement of future ICBT interventions.

Study Design

Conditions

Major Depressive Disorder

Intervention

Therapist-guided internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for depression in adolescents, Self-guided internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for depression in adolescents, Treatment as usual

Location

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Center
Stockholm
Sweden
11330

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Karolinska Institutet

Results (where available)

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