Internet Survey for Depression

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC
Depression+4 More
Internet Survey - Other
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
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Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether participation in an Internet-based intervention helps improve medication use.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • elevations of serum cholesterol
  • Hypertension

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Internet Survey will improve 1 primary outcome in patients with Depression. Measurement will happen over the course of 12 months.

12 months
The primary measure will be adherence as measured by pharmacy refills in each group.

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

4 Treatment Groups

Control
1 of 4
Intervention Group C
1 of 4
Intervention Group A
1 of 4
Intervention Group B
1 of 4
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 186 total participants across 4 different treatment groups

This trial involves 4 different treatments. Internet Survey is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 3 treatment groups. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Intervention Group C
Other
Randomization occurs after enrollment survey has been completed. This group will complete weekly internet surveys for eight weeks. Upon secondary randomization at week eight, the group will not receive any more internet surveys. They will be asked to complete the final survey.
Intervention Group A
Other
Randomization occurs after enrollment survey has been completed. Upon secondary randomization at week eight, this group will continue to receive weekly internet surveys for the entire twelve months. They will be asked to complete the final survey.
Intervention Group B
Other
Randomization occurs after enrollment survey has been completed. This group will complete weekly internet surveys for eight weeks. Upon secondary randomization at week eight, this group will begin to receive monthly internet surveys. They will be asked to complete the final survey.
ControlRandomization occurs after enrollment survey has been completed. This group will not receive the internet intervention for the twelve months. They will be asked to complete the final survey.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12 months
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 12 months for reporting.

Closest Location

Wake Forest University Health Sciences - Winston-Salem, NC

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There is one eligibility criterion to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Any male or female 18 years or older, filling prescriptions for oral medications for hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, or depression at the Downtown Health Plaza, Piedmont Plaza, or Cancer Center Pharmacies.

Patient Q&A Section

What are common treatments for depression?

"Treatment of depression is highly variable because it is often comorbid with other mental disorders. In the context of severe depression, antidepressant medication is commonly used. CBT is a common treatment for severe depression. A number of other options are also used to treat depression." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get depression a year in the United States?

"Every year in the United States, about 3 million people will develop depression. It is estimated that depression results in work losses of $49 billion to employers annually and adds $21 billion to medical costs." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is depression?

"Findings from a recent study of this study suggest that depressive symptoms may be associated with an increased risk of cancer. More research is needed to determine if depressive symptoms are a cause or consequence of cancer." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of depression?

"Symptoms of depression are usually not only subjective. Depression has a set of behavioral symptoms. The symptoms vary from person to person and are not necessarily the same across all depression patients." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can depression be cured?

"Depression cannot be cured, but good treatment can help. The effectiveness of antidepressants in decreasing symptoms and the quality of life in women are not clear, and a large double-blind placebo-controlled study is urgently needed." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes depression?

"Depression is caused by a mixture of different factors. One factor is an early event that causes a predisposing biological or psychological vulnerability. Depression occurs when vulnerabilities in combination with other circumstances (such as stressful life events, poor job performance, and other psychiatric conditions) lead to the emergence of clinically meaningful depressive symptoms." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is internet survey?

"Internet surveys, used to gather information about depression, provide valuable information on which questions should be asked in future surveys. Copyrighted materials, such as a web site to assess the internet for depression, can be used as an alternative to an existing database. Copyrighted research materials using the Internet as a means of gathering information about depression may not be a good alternative to existing data such as existing national surveys or health surveys gathered via the mail service. Copyrighted materials gathered by the Internet are less susceptible to errors than data collected by mail, and such materials can be used as an alternative to collecting data about depression. Copyrighted materials can be made available to a clinician conducting a survey about depression." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does internet survey improve quality of life for those with depression?

"This survey of US adults with depression is the first nationwide internet survey to demonstrate that self-reported quality of life, specifically health and well-being, may improve using the internet. Results suggest that the internet may be an effective medium for delivering mood-management interventions to patients with depression." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the primary cause of depression?

"According to the data from the current study, the main causation can be considered to be social factors (family). The family can be divided into three kinds of factors namely: familial factors (first-degree family members or family members who have experienced depression), work-oriented family factors (job, and financial issues), and coping family factors (personal issues). The most critical cause is the family. The family can cause the main stress or stressor in some of patients’ life, which leads to the development of depression, with which then there is an overall increase in the probability of depression." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does depression run in families?

"Considering the high rate of family history among depressed probands' relatives and that depression is highly heritable, our results confirm that there is probably a genetic component to depression. This is in accord with the concept that depression is a continuum of mood disorders, with family history being one manifestation of a family history of depression." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What does internet survey usually treat?

"As people use the internet for various personal and professional transactions, many question what are the typical uses of the internet in everyday life. Therefore, online survey are helpful and important for the study of internet. The survey for internet in terms of general public interest is helpful for the future of internet research." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Have there been other clinical trials involving internet survey?

"In a recent study, findings clearly points out the important roles of internet surveys in the healthcare process, namely, dissemination of knowledge and dissemination of practice." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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