Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition mild major depression
Treatment cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt)
Sponsor West University of Timisoara
Collaborator Linkoeping University
Start date March 2014
End date January 2015
Trial size 90 participants
Trial identifier NCT02091856, WUTimisoara-PsiTOD

Summary

Project aim: To compare the effectiveness and acceptability of a conventional and a religious internet-supported cognitive behavior therapy (iCBT) for depression in Romania.

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
Arm
(Experimental)
This arm represents the classical Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach for major depression disorder (MDD) plus a set of exercises devised from the positive psychology paradigm.
cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) represents a psychotherapeutic approach that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. The underlying concept behind CBT is that thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in behavior. Beyond the conventional CBT techniques proven effective for MDD, the Positive CBT intervention includes set of exercises devised from the positive psychology paradigm. Similarly, the Christian CBT intervention includes a comparable set of exercises rooted on the general Christian belief.
(Experimental)
This arm represents the classical Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach for major depression disorder (MDD) plus a set of exercises devised from the general Christian belief.
cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) represents a psychotherapeutic approach that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. The underlying concept behind CBT is that thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in behavior. Beyond the conventional CBT techniques proven effective for MDD, the Positive CBT intervention includes set of exercises devised from the positive psychology paradigm. Similarly, the Christian CBT intervention includes a comparable set of exercises rooted on the general Christian belief.
(No Intervention)
This arm represents the wait-list comparison group.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II)
time frame: Change from baseline in Back Depression Inventory - II at 11 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
time frame: Change from baseline in Back Anxiety Inventory at 11 weeks
Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI)
time frame: Change from baseline in QOLI at 11 weeks
Back Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
time frame: Change from baseline in Back Anxiety Inventory at 37 weeks
Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI)
time frame: Change from baseline in QOLI at 37 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - be fluent in Romanian - be over 18 years - have a diagnosis of current major depression disorder - have access to an Internet connected computer Exclusion Criteria: - suicidal ideation - ongoing psychological treatment for depression - other primary disorder that need treatment - obstacle to participation (i.e., long travel plans) - recent change in psychiatric medication (i.e., during the last 6 weeks)

Additional Information

Official title Internet-delivered Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial (PsiTOD)
Principal investigator Bogdan Tudor Tulbure, PhD
Description Previous studies suggest that incorporating religious beliefs into conventional CBT appears to be helpful for religious individuals. In order to have two active comparable interventions the investigators added to the conventional CBT a similar set of exercises devised from the positive psychology paradigm.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by West University of Timisoara.