Journal article

Effects of momentary self-monitoring on empowerment in a randomized controlled trial in patients with depression

CJP Simons, JA Hartmann, I Kramer, C Menne-Lothmann, P Hoehn, AL Van Bemmel, I Myin-Germeys, P Delespaul, J Van Os, M Wichers



BACKGROUND: Interventions based on the experience sampling method (ESM) are ideally suited to provide insight into personal, contextualized affective patterns in the flow of daily life. Recently, we showed that an ESM-intervention focusing on positive affect was associated with a decrease in symptoms in patients with depression. The aim of the present study was to examine whether ESM-intervention increased patient empowerment. METHODS: Depressed out-patients (n=102) receiving psychopharmacological treatment who had participated in a randomized controlled trial with three arms: (i) an experimental group receiving six weeks of ESM self-monitoring combined with weekly feedback sessions, (ii) a ..

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Awarded by Dutch Health Research Council (ZON-MW)

Awarded by European Community

Funding Acknowledgements

M. Wichers was supported by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (Aspasia Grant). The study was funded by the Dutch Health Research Council (ZON-MW) (grants nos. 171001002 and 91501003). The tool with which momentary assessments were performed (the PsyMate) is developed under the auspices of the Maastricht University technology transfer office, partially supported by unrestricted grants from Servier and Janssen-Cilag, and by funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Program under grant agreement no. HEALTH-F2-2009-241909 (Project EU-GEI).