Journal article

A cluster randomized controlled trial of an online psychoeducational intervention for people with a family history of depression

Llewellyn Mills, Bettina Meiser, Raghib Ahmad, Peter R Schofield, Michelle Peate, Charlene Levitan, Lyndal Trevena, Kristine Barlow-Stewart, Timothy Dobbins, Helen Christensen, Kerry A Sherman, Kate Dunlop, Philip B Mitchell

BMC PSYCHIATRY | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: People with a family history of major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar disorder (BD) report specific psychoeducational needs that are unmet by existing online interventions. This trial aimed to test whether an interactive website for people at familial risk for depression (intervention) would improve intention to adopt, or actual adoption of, depression prevention strategies (primary outcome) and a range of secondary outcome measures. METHODS: In this cluster randomised trial, primary care practises were randomised to either provide the link to the intervention or the control website. Primary health care attendees were invited by letter to opt into this study if they had at l..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)


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Awarded by National Breast Cancer Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant LP120200075 to BM, PJM, PRS, KB-S, LT, TD and HC. The funding body played no role in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript. BM was supported by Senior Research Fellowship (ID 1078523) from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and PJM and PRS were also supported by NHMRC Program Grant 1037196. Michelle Peate was supported by an Early Career Fellowship (ECF-015) from the National Breast Cancer Foundation.