This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition depressive disorder
Treatment depression care management
Sponsor University of Washington
Collaborator National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Start date November 2009
End date May 2015
Trial size 205 participants
Trial identifier NCT01096316, 1R01MH085668, 37061-G


Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common disabling illness that disproportionately affects women, with prevalence rates two times those of men. In addition to suffering, MDD has been shown to have a marked effect on social and vocational functioning, with increased disability, lost productivity, and excess mortality. Women with MDD have an increased prevalence of comorbid anxiety disorders and medical conditions.

Our model of care utilizes a social worker as a depression care manager (DCM) to support both patients and physicians in optimizing care in the OB-GYN clinical setting. This intervention will be compared to usual care for depression.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
The intervention will integrate care between a depression care manager, consulting study team (psychiatry, psychology, OB-GYN researchers) and OB-GYN clinic providers. The 3-part intervention includes: enhanced education of patients and providers engagement of patients depression care management with patient choice of initial antidepressant medication or Problem-Solving Treatment-Primary Care and behavioral activation.
depression care management Study Intervention
The intervention is conducted by a social worker who has the role of a Depression Care Manager (DCM). First, a unique engagement session develops rapport with the DCM, providing education and identifying health concerns. DCM meets in-person and/or by phone every 1-2 weeks for 12 weeks, then monthly for the rest of the 12-month intervention. Patients choose either medication or Problem-Solving Treatment-Primary Care therapy. Depressive symptoms are assessed at each visit with the PHQ-9, as well as response to medications or to PST, with a total of 8 PST-PC sessions. Patients with inadequate response after 8 weeks to the first choice will switch or combine treatments. Providers are given extensive feedback about the patient's health care concerns.
(No Intervention)
Patients randomized to Usual Care Arm will be informed of their diagnosis and encouraged to inform her OB-GYN provider about her depression diagnosis. Patients will be encouraged to proceed with care using any primary care or specialty services normally available to them inside/outside their OB-GYN clinic. All treatment decision for Usual Care Arm patients are left to the OB-GN provider.

Primary Outcomes

Depression Treatment Outcome
time frame: 12 months
Functional Outcome
time frame: 12 months

Secondary Outcomes

Quality of Depression Care Indicators
time frame: 12 months
Potential Facilitators and Barriers to Sustainability
time frame: 18 months

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - PHQ-9 score ≥10 for Major Depressive Disorder (with 1 cardinal symptom) and/or ≥10 for Dysthymia (with 1 cardinal symptom) - MINI confirmation of PHQ-9 diagnoses - Access to a telephone - English-speaking Exclusion Criteria: - High suicide risk (PHQ-9 response) - ≥2 prior suicide attempts - Lifetime history of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (MINI response) - Substance abuse/dependence within the previous 3 months (CAGE-AID) - Current severe intimate partner violence - Currently seeing a psychiatrist

Additional Information

Official title Reducing Disparities and Improving Care for Depression in OB-GYN Clinics: Depression Attention for Women Now (The DAWN Study)
Principal investigator Wayne Katon, MD
Description A large number of women receive their routine care in OB-GYN clinics, including a disproportionate percentage of low-income and minority women. For many of these women, OG-GYNs are the only provider they see on a regular basis. OB-GYNs take care of women across their lifespan, addressing gynecologic, health care maintenance, pregnancy and primary care concerns in their everyday practices. There are multiple aspects of OG-GYN care that are uniquely suited for detection and treatment of depression, but there are also significant barriers to such care that must be addressed. In this randomized controlled trial, we are testing this depression care management program for women attending two OB-GYN clinics in the University of Washington health care system. Our research aims to test the hypothesis that a depression care management intervention, integrated into the OB-GYN clinic setting, will improve treatment outcomes for depression, functional outcomes, and satisfaction with depression care. The results of our research will greatly impact clinical care by satisfying an unmet need for effective depression services for women seen in OB-GYN clinical settings. The study compares a depression care management intervention, delivered by a depression care manager, to usual care for depression in the clinics. The primary aims of the study are to evaluate, compared to usual care, a depression intervention consisting of enhanced education, engagement, and depression care management (with a choice of antidepressant medication monitoring and/or provision of brief psychotherapy).
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Washington.