Culturally Enhanced Wellbeing Course for Depression

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Department of Psychology, Regina, Canada
Depression+1 More
Internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Behavioral
All Sexes
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Study Summary

In an attempt to increase timely and accessible psychological treatment for depression and anxiety, Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ICBT) has emerged. In ICBT, patients review treatment materials online and complete relevant exercises to learn cognitive behavioural strategies. They also commonly access brief therapist support through weekly emails or phone calls. Data analysis of ICBT offered via the Online Therapy Unit in Saskatchewan has found lower participation in ICBT among individuals from diverse (non-white/ Caucasian) ethnocultural backgrounds. Furthermore, feedback from participants has identified opportunities to improve ICBT by: 1) simplifying language to improve clarity; 2) adding audiovisual content to aid with learning ICBT strategies; and 3) adding in diverse examples/stories to show applicability of ICBT to individuals with diverse backgrounds. The purpose of this study is to evaluate an ICBT program that has been improved in this way, called the Culturally Enhanced Wellbeing Course. Specifically, the observational pilot study with 30 clients from diverse ethnocultural backgrounds aims to examine improvements in depression and anxiety from pre to post treatment as well as patient experiences with the Culturally Enhanced Wellbeing Course.

Eligible Conditions

  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

7 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Baseline (Screening), weeks 1-8 and 20 week from enrollment

Week 20
Adjustment Disorder New Model 8 (ADNM)
Week 20
Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS)
Week 20
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item (GAD-7)
Week 20
Patient Health Questionnaire 9-item (PHQ-9)
Week 4 from enrollment
Mid-point Additional Resource Satisfaction Questionnaire
Mid-point Patient Story Satisfaction Questionnaire
Week 6
ICBT Experience Interview Guide
Week 8 from enrollment
Post-treatment Additional Resource Satisfaction Questionnaire
Post-treatment Patient Story Satisfaction Questionnaire
Treatment Satisfaction

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Culturally Enhanced Wellbeing Course
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

30 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Culturally Enhanced Wellbeing Course · No Placebo Group · N/A

Culturally Enhanced Wellbeing Course
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy · Intervention Types: Behavioral
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline (screening), weeks 1-8 and 20 week from enrollment
Closest Location: Department of Psychology · Regina, Canada
2014First Recorded Clinical Trial
6 TrialsResearching Depression
7 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.