Internet Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Older Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Kathleen A O'moore, Jill M Newby, Gavin Andrews, David J Hunter, Kim Bennell, Jessica Smith, Alishia D Williams
ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2018
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of an internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (iCBT) program for depression in older adults with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and comorbid major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial in 69 adults (ages ≥50 years) meeting criteria for MDD and OA of the knee with 1-week postintervention (week 11) and 3-month followup (week 24) end points. Patients were allocated to either a 10-week iCBT program for depression added to treatment as usual (TAU) or to a TAU control group. Primary outcomes were depression symptoms (9-Item Patient Health Questionnaire [PHQ-9]) and psychological distress (Kessler-10 [K-10]). Seconda..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Dr. Newby's work was supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Research Fellowship (1037787). Dr. Hunter's work was supported by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship. Dr. Bennell's work was supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship.