Empower@Home for Depression

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Depression+5 More
Empower@Home - Behavioral
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This is a single group study of a novel internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy program for older adults with elevated depressive symptoms. This study will enroll approximately 300 older adults throughout the state of Michigan to test the effectiveness of Empower@Home with older adults. The intervention will take approximately 10 weeks to complete. Participants will have lower levels of depression after completing the intervention than before enrollment. Participants will be able to use the internet-based platform with minimal support.

Eligible Conditions

  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Melancholia
  • Mental Disorders
  • Behavioral Symptoms

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Change from Baseline PHQ-9 at 10 weeks

10 weeks
Modified Treatment Evaluation Inventory
Week 10
Change in Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)
Week 10
Change in Duke Social Support Index (DSSI)-10
Change in Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment-7 (GAD-7)
Change in PROMISE-SI

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Internet-based program
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

300 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Empower@Home · No Placebo Group · N/A

Internet-based program
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Empower@Home · Intervention Types: Behavioral
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
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Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: change from baseline phq-9 at 10 weeks

Trial Background

Prof. Xiaoling Xiang, PhD
Principal Investigator
University of Michigan
Closest Location: University of Michigan · Ann Arbor, MI
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2022First Recorded Clinical Trial
37 TrialsResearching Depression
1003 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are 50 years of age or older.
You are willing to participate in the study.

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.