Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions anxiety, depression, ptsd, obesity
Treatments mh move, enhanced usual care
Sponsor VA Office of Research and Development
Start date August 2014
End date January 2016
Trial size 42 participants
Trial identifier NCT02642536, D7886-W

Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out which of two programs, MH MOVE! or the enhanced usual care MOVE! program is most effective in improving participation in and completion of MOVE! among Veterans with depression, anxiety, and PTSD. One of the treatments, MH MOVE! provides the standard MOVE! weight management program plus a workbook containing education for management of depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms to be used during 10 phone based clinician led CBT sessions. The enhanced usual care MOVE! provides the standard MOVE! weight management program plus a workbook containing education for management of depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms but not phone calls are provided.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, investigator)
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Active Comparator)
provides the standard MOVE! weight management program plus a workbook containing education for management of depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms to be used during 10 phone based clinician led CBT sessions
mh move
provides the standard MOVE! weight management program plus a workbook containing education for management of depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms to be used during 10 phone based clinician led CBT sessions
(Active Comparator)
provides the standard MOVE! weight management program plus a workbook containing education for management of depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms but not phone calls are provided.
enhanced usual care
provides the standard MOVE! weight management program plus a workbook containing education for management of depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms but not phone calls are provided.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
changes in dietary habits
time frame: 16 weeks
MOVE! attendance
time frame: two years
Changes in physical activity
time frame: 16 weeks
level of physical activity practiced by participants
time frame: baseline
dietary habits
time frame: baseline

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Assessing depression symptom severity
time frame: two years
Assessing anxiety symptom severity
time frame: two years
Assessing PTSD symptom severity
time frame: two years
Assessing depression symptom severity
time frame: baseline
Assessing anxiety symptom severity
time frame: baseline
Assessing PTSD symptom severity
time frame: baseline

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Eligible participants will be Veterans over 18 years of age who are overweight or obese as indicated by a BMI greater than 30. - Participants who are enrolled have never participated in the MOVE! program and are joining the MOVE! program for the first time. - Severity of potential co-existing anxiety and depression will be assessed by a diagnosis of PTSD, anxiety and depression noted in the medical history and will be confirmed using the PTSD Checklist (PCL-C), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-8), Generalized Anxiety 7-item Scale (GAD-7). - Participants who endorse mild-to-moderate depression characterized by a scores in the range of 5-19 on the PHQ-8, scores ranging from 5-14 on the GAD-7 scale and scores 6-50 on the PCL. Exclusion Criteria: - Participants will be excluded if they have a medical diagnosis of schizophrenia or bi-polar - Have symptom checklist score in the severe range of anxiety, depression or PTSD - Demonstrate suicidal/homicidal plan and intent - And/or demonstrate moderate or severe cognitive impairment as demonstrated by the cognitive status screener - Do not have regular access to a telephone - Are no longer obese as established by calculation of current BMI - Or are no longer endorsing any symptoms of anxiety or depression as established by a score of less than 5 (due to lack of depressive symptoms) and those greater than 19 (due to severity of depressive symptoms) on the PHQ-8 and less than 5 (indicating no presence of anxiety) and greater than 15 (indicating severe anxiety) on the GAD-7 less than 6 (indicating no presence of PTSD symptoms) and greater than 50 (severe PTSD) on the PCL.

Additional Information

Official title Improving Obesity Self-care Among Mentally Ill Veterans
Principal investigator Gina Evans, PhD
Description First-time, newly enrolled participants in the MOVE! program will be targeted for treatment. Recruitment will take place utilizing flyers and MEDVAMC clinician referral. The research coordinator, PI or other study staff will attend the MOVE! assessment group and individual MOVE! sessions. During this initial contact, a recruitment letter will be read to all potential subjects. The letter will provide an overview of the study and allow potential participants the opportunity to express interest in the study. Those who are interested will be invited to sign their name to a sheet indicating their interest in the study and their willingness to undergo the initial screening for eligibility. In order to determine eligibility, patient records will be accessed for inclusion and exclusion information. Veterans who meet the inclusion criteria will be contacted to schedule a time to sign the necessary consent forms and receive the pre-treatment screening assessment forms. The pre-treatment assessment will be conducted face to face and last approximately 1 hour. During this time, the research coordinator or other study staff will review the VA consent, VA 10-3203 consent to voice recording, and VA HIPPA forms and answer any additional questions. After all questions regarding consent and study enrollment are answered, the RC or other study staff will instruct the participant to sign the consent forms. The participants will receive hard copies of the VA consent, VA 10-3203 consent to voice recording, and VA HIPPA forms that contain all required signatures. The Veteran will then be provided the intake assessment forms. These forms will gather demographic data such as age, gender, ethnicity, race, education, marital status, employment, VA disability, and military history. Veterans will be asked about medications, other therapies, and hospitalizations. Additional screening assessments will measure mental health diagnosis and symptom severity. Veterans who continue to meet the inclusion criteria will then be included into the study. Veterans who do not meet the inclusion criteria but demonstrate a need or ask for additional services from the MEDVAMC will be referred for mental health care. In the randomized controlled trial, once Veterans have been consented, they will be randomized to the MH MOVE or enhanced usual-care MOVE! treatment group. Those who are randomized to the MH MOVE! group will be administered the 6 core, 2 optional, and 2 booster depression, anxiety and PTSD focused MH MOVE! treatment module sessions via phone.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2016.
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