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Efficacy of low-intensity psychological intervention applied by ICTs for the treatment of depression in primary care: a controlled trial

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Title
Efficacy of low-intensity psychological intervention applied by ICTs for the treatment of depression in primary care: a controlled trial
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BMC Psychiatry, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12888-015-0475-0
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Adoración Castro, Azucena García-Palacios, Javier García-Campayo, Fermín Mayoral, Cristina Botella, José María García-Herrera, Mari-Cruz Pérez-Yus, Margalida Vives, Rosa M Baños, Miquel Roca, Margalida Gili

Abstract

Depression is one of the most common disorders in Psychiatric and Primary Care settings and is associated with significant disability and economic costs. Low-intensity psychological interventions applied by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) could be an efficacious and cost-effective therapeutic option for the treatment of depression. The aim of this study is to assess 3 low-intensity psychological interventions applied by ICTs (healthy lifestyle, positive affect and mindfulness) in Primary Care; significant efficacy for depression treatment has previously showed in specialized clinical settings by those interventions, but ICTs were not used. Multicenter controlled randomized clinical trial in 4 parallel groups. Interventions have been designed and on-line device adaptation has been carried out. Subsequently, the randomized controlled clinical trial will be conducted. A sample of N = 240 mild and moderate depressed patients will be recruited and assessed in Primary Care settings. Patients will be randomly assigned to a) healthy lifestyle psychoeducational program + improved primary care usual treatment (ITAU), b) focused program on positive affect promotion + ITAU c) mindfulness + ITAU or d) ITAU. The intervention format will be one face to face session and four ICTs on-line modules. Patients will be diagnosed with MINI psychiatric interview. Main outcome will be PHQ-9 score. They will be also assessed by SF-12 Health Survey, Client Service Receipt Inventory, EuroQoL-5D questionnaire, Positive and Negative Affect Scale, Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire and the Pemberton Happiness Index. Patients will be assessed at baseline, post, 6 and 12 post-treatment months. An intention to treat and per protocol analysis will be performed. Low-intensity psychological interventions applied by Information and Communication Technologies have been not used before in Spain and could be an efficacious and cost-effective therapeutic option for depression treatment. The strength of the study is that it is the first multicenter controlled randomized clinical trial of three low intensity and self-guided interventions applied by ICTs (healthy lifestyle psychoeducational program; focused program on positive affect promotion and brief intervention based on mindfulness) in Primary Care settings. Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN82388279 . Registered 16 April 2014.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 288 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 47 16%
Student > Master 42 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 39 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 32 11%
Student > Bachelor 30 10%
Other 62 21%
Unknown 41 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 113 39%
Medicine and Dentistry 49 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 6%
Social Sciences 15 5%
Computer Science 10 3%
Other 29 10%
Unknown 60 20%

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