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Rationale and methods of the iFightDepression study: A double-blind, randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of an internet-based self-management tool for moderate to mild depression

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Title
Rationale and methods of the iFightDepression study: A double-blind, randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of an internet-based self-management tool for moderate to mild depression
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BMC Psychiatry, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1306-2
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Azucena Justicia, Matilde Elices, Ana Isabel Cebria, Diego J. Palao, Jesús Gorosabel, Dolors Puigdemont, Javier de Diego-Adeliño, Andrea Gabilondo, Alvaro Iruin, Ulrich Hegerl, Víctor Pérez

Abstract

During the last decade online interventions have emerged as a promising approach for patients with mild/moderate depressive symptoms, reaching at large populations and representing cost-effective alternatives. The main objective of this double-blind, randomized controlled trial is to examine the efficacy of an internet-based self-management tool (iFightDepression) for mild to moderate depression as an add-on to treatment as usual (TAU) versus internet-based psychoeducation plus TAU. A total of 310 participants with major depression disorder (MDD) will be recruited at four different mental-health facilities in Spain. Participants will be randomly allocated to one of two study arms: iFightDepression (iFD) tool + TAU vs. internet-based psychoeducation + TAU. Both interventions last for 8 weeks and there is a 12 weeks follow up. The primary outcome measure is changes in depressive symptoms assessed with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Additionally, pre-post interventions assessments will include socio-demographic data, a brief medical and clinical history and self-reported measures of depressive symptoms, quality of life, functional impairments and satisfaction with the iFD tool. iFightDepression is an easy-prescribed tool that could increase the efficacy of conventional treatment and potentially reach untreated patients, shortening waiting lists to receive psychological treatment. Confirming the efficacy of the iFD internet-based self-management tool as an add-on treatment for individuals with mild to moderate depression will be clinically-relevant. Registration number NCT02312583 . Clinicaltrials.gov . December 4, 2014.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 132 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 23 17%
Student > Bachelor 22 17%
Student > Master 19 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 6%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 27 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 44 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 10%
Neuroscience 3 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 2%
Other 15 11%
Unknown 32 24%

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