Guided Self-Help for Depression in Parkinson's Disease

A Guided Cognitive-Behavioral Self-Help Treatment for Depression in Parkinson's Disease


Patrocinador principal: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Fuente Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Resumen breve

The purpose of this project is to develop and pilot-test a guided cognitive-behavioral self-help program for mild-to-moderate depression in Parkinson's disease (dPD). We will pilot-test the guided self-help treatment on 20 people with PD and their caregivers. The manual will be revised based on participant feedback. Several feasibility measures regarding the guided self-help program (i.e., recruitment, retention, enjoyment, helpfulness, adherence) will also be assessed. Moreover, preliminary estimates of effect size for this guided self-help program will be calculated and used in future research. We hypothesize that people with PD will report decreases in depression, anxiety, and negative thoughts and improvements in quality life and sleep and that caregivers will report decreases in burden after participating in the guided self-help program

Descripción detallada

To our knowledge, Cognitive-Behavioral self-help interventions remain unexplored for depression in PD to date. The results of this study will be used to support future treatment development efforts for depression and other psychiatric complications in PD that may improve the access to and quality of mental health care in this medical population.

Estado general Completed
Fecha de inicio April 2013
Fecha de Terminación April 2016
Fecha de finalización primaria April 2016
Fase N/A
Tipo de estudio Interventional
Resultado primario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale 14 weeks
Resultado secundario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Beck Depression Inventory 14 weeks
Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale 14 weeks
Inference Questionnaire 14 weeks
Caregiver Distress Scale 14 weeks
Insomnia Severity Index 14 weeks
Medical Outcomes Short Form 14 weeks
Feasibility and adherence measures 10 weeks
Clinical Global Impression-Improvement Scale 14 weeks
Inscripción 34

Tipo de intervención: Behavioral

Nombre de intervención: Guided Cognitive-Behavioral Self-Help

Descripción: Participants will complete the study treatment at home. Bi-weekly telephone support will be provided by study staff.

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Guided Cognitive-Behavioral Self-Help



Inclusion Criteria:

1. Previous diagnosis of Parkinson's disease by a general neurologist or Movement Disorders Specialist

2. Clinically significant depression as determined by study staff

3. 35-85 years old

4. Stable medication regimen ≥ 6 weeks

5. No change in mental health treatment in past 2 months _

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Severe depressive symptoms

2. Suicidal plans or intent

3. Significant cognitive impairment

4. Significant motor fluctuations (i.e., ≥ 50% of the day)

5. Unstable medical conditions

6. Receiving CBT elsewhere

Género: All

Edad mínima: 35 Years

Edad máxima: 85 Years

Voluntarios Saludables: No

Oficial general
Apellido Papel Afiliación
Roseanne D Dobkin, PhD Principal Investigator Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Instalaciones: Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Ubicacion Paises

United States

Fecha de verificación

December 2017

Fiesta responsable

Tipo: Principal Investigator

Afiliación del investigador: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Nombre completo del investigador: Roseanne D Dobkin, PhD

Título del investigador: Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Palabras clave
Tiene acceso ampliado No
Condición Examinar
Número de brazos 1
Grupo de brazo

Etiqueta: Guided Cognitive-Behavioral Self-Help

Tipo: Experimental

Descripción: All participants will receive the experimental intervention: Guided Cognitive-Behavioral Self-Help. The 10 patient treatment modules will incorporate exercise, behavioral activation, thought monitoring and restructuring, relaxation training, worry control, and sleep hygiene. The four caregiver educational modules will provide caregivers with the skills needed to facilitate patients' practice of treatment techniques learned in session. For example, caregivers will be taught to help patients identify negative thoughts and replace them with more balanced alternatives and will be given tools to assist patients complete therapy goals (i.e., exercise, socializing).

Información de diseño del estudio

Asignación: N/A

Modelo de intervención: Single Group Assignment

Propósito primario: Treatment

Enmascaramiento: None (Open Label)