Journal article

Cardiovascular Health in Anxiety or Mood Problems Study (CHAMPS): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Phillip J Tully, Deborah A Turnbull, John D Horowitz, John F Beltrame, Terina Selkow, Bernhard T Baune, Elizabeth Markwick, Shannon Sauer-Zavala, Harald Baumeister, Suzanne Cosh, Gary A Wittert

TRIALS | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Previous psychological and pharmacological interventions have primarily focused on depression disorders in populations with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and the efficacy of anxiety disorder interventions is only more recently being explored. Transdiagnostic interventions address common emotional processes and the full range of anxiety and depression disorders often observed in populations with CVDs. The aim of CHAMPS is to evaluate the feasibility of a unified protocol (UP) for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders intervention in patients recently hospitalized for CVDs. The current study reports the protocol of a feasibility randomized controlled trial to inform..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Neil Hamilton Fairley-Clinical Overseas Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank Marilyn Black and Marg McGee for their assistance with CHAMPS. This study is supported by a Vanguard grant from the National Heart Foundation of Australia and a Menzies Foundation Allied Health Scholars start-up grant. PJT is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Neil Hamilton Fairley-Clinical Overseas Fellowship #1053578). The article processing charge was funded by the Open Access publication fund of the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The authors have no other conflict of interest or competing interests to declare.