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Treatment of depression and anxiety with internet-based cognitive behavior therapy in patients with a recent myocardial infarction (U-CARE Heart): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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Title
Treatment of depression and anxiety with internet-based cognitive behavior therapy in patients with a recent myocardial infarction (U-CARE Heart): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
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Trials, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13063-015-0689-y
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Fredrika Norlund, Erik MG Olsson, Gunilla Burell, Emma Wallin, Claes Held

Abstract

Major depression and depressive symptoms are common in patients with a recent myocardial infarction (MI), and depression is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Anxiety post-MI is less studied, but occurs commonly in patients with heart disease, and is also considered a risk factor for recurrence of cardiac events. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is an established therapy for depression and anxiety disorders. To the best of our knowledge, there have not been any studies to determine if internet-based CBT (iCBT) can reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with a recent MI. The main aim of the U-CARE Heart trial is to evaluate an iCBT intervention for patients with a recent MI. This is a randomized, controlled, prospective study with a multicenter design. A total of 500 participants will be randomized at a 1:1 ratio, around two months after an acute MI, to either iCBT or to a control group. Both groups will receive an optimal standard of care according to guidelines. The intervention consists of a self-help program delivered via the internet with individual online support from a psychologist. Treatment duration is 14 weeks. The primary outcome is change in patients' self-rated anxiety and depression symptoms from baseline to end of treatment. An internal pilot study was conducted indicating sufficient levels of study acceptability and engagement in treatment. The present study is designed to evaluate an iCBT intervention targeting symptoms of depression and anxiety in a post-MI population. If effective, iCBT has several advantages, and will potentially be implemented as an easily accessible treatment option added to modern standard of care. This trial was registered with Clinicaltrials.gov (identifier: NCT01504191 ) on 19 December 2011.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Sweden 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 274 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 64 23%
Unspecified 48 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 9%
Researcher 25 9%
Student > Bachelor 25 9%
Other 51 18%
Unknown 37 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 71 26%
Unspecified 49 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 40 14%
Social Sciences 25 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 7%
Other 29 11%
Unknown 42 15%

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