MoodRing for Depression

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Pittsburgh, PA
Depression+2 More
MoodRing App - Device
Eligibility
< 65
All Sexes
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Study Summary

The MoodRing intervention is a mobile application for adolescents, parents, and an accompanying web-based clinician portal which enables adolescents to monitor their mood through the use of passively collected smartphone data. This randomized controlled trial will evaluate whether MoodRing as compared to usual care improves the quality of depression management.

Eligible Conditions

  • Depression
  • Depression in Adolescence

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 27 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 6 month

3 months
Quality of Depression Management: Depression Symptom Reassessment
6 month
Healthcare Utilization for acute care or primary care (for non mental-health reason)
6 months
Quality of Depression Management: Depression Symptom Reassessment change from baseline
Quality of Depression Management: Medication Adherence
Quality of Depression Management: Therapy Adherence
Suicidal Thoughts
Month 3
Change from Baseline in Anxiety severity at 3 months
Change from Baseline in Depression Severity at 3 months
Change from Baseline in Parent-Teen Communication Quality at 3 months
Change from Baseline in Parent-Teen Relationship Quality at 3 months
Change from Baseline in Perceived Need for Service Use at 3 months
Change from Baseline in Perceived Severity at 3 months
Change from Baseline in Self-Efficacy at 3 months
Change from Baseline in Self-management behavior at 3 months
Change from Baseline in Self-management knowledge and skills at 3 months
Change from Baseline in Sleep Disturbance at 3 months
Change from Baseline in Sleep Habits at 3 months
Change from Baseline in Sleep-Related Impairment at 3 months
Change from Baseline in Social Support at 3 months
Month 6
Change from Baseline in Anxiety severity at 6 months
Change from Baseline in Depression Severity at 6 months
Change from Baseline in Parent-Teen Communication Quality at 6 months
Change from Baseline in Parent-Teen Relationship Quality at 6 months
Change from Baseline in Perceived Need for Service Use at 6 months
Change from Baseline in Perceived Severity at 6 months
Change from Baseline in Self-Efficacy at 6 months
Change from Baseline in Self-management behavior at 6 months
Change from Baseline in Self-management knowledge and skills at 6 months
Change from Baseline in Sleep Disturbance at 6 months
Change from Baseline in Sleep Habits at 6 months
Change from Baseline in Sleep-Related Impairment at 6 months
Change from Baseline in Social Support at 6 months
Month 6
Ongoing Assessment of Depression Severity
at 6 months
Acceptability of MoodRing as a clinical tool: Heathcare Provider Acceptability
Acceptability of MoodRing as a self-management tool: Adolescent/Parent Acceptability
Acceptability of MoodRing: Adolescent/Parent Acceptability
Acceptability of MoodRing: Heathcare Provider Acceptability
Month 6
Ongoing Change in Sleep Disturbance
Ongoing Change in Sleep Habits
Ongoing Change in Sleep-Related Impairment

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Usual Care
1 of 2
MoodRing
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

450 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: MoodRing · No Placebo Group · N/A

MoodRing
Device
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: MoodRing App · Intervention Types: Device
Usual Care
Other
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Usual Care · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 month
Closest Location: Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health · Pittsburgh, PA
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2020First Recorded Clinical Trial
2 TrialsResearching Depression
1 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age < 65 · All Participants · 10 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are aged 12 to 18 years.
You have a history of depression or a diagnosis of depression.
You have symptoms consistent with depression that are moderate to severe.
You must be able to read and understand English.
You have an Android or iOS smartphone compatible with AWARE mobile application and access to a smartphone data plan.
You are involved in providing mental health treatment to adolescent participant.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

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.