Journal article

Cluster randomized controlled trial of a psycho-educational intervention for people with a family history of depression for use in general practice

Bettina Meiser, Peter R Schofield, Lyndal Trevena, Alex Wilde, Kristine Barlow-Stewart, Judy Proudfoot, Michelle Peate, Timothy Dobbins, Helen Christensen, Kerry A Sherman, Janan Karatas, Philip B Mitchell

BMC PSYCHIATRY | BMC | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The strongest risk factor for depression is having a family history of the condition. Many individuals with a family history of depression are concerned about their personal risk for depression and report unmet educational and psychological support needs. No supportive and/or educational interventions are currently available that target this group of individuals. In this study we will develop and evaluate the first online psycho-educational intervention targeted to individuals with a family history of depression. Genetic risk information and evidence-rated information on preventive strategies for depression will be provided to such individuals in a general practice setting. The i..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Australia (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This trial is funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant (LP120200075), with additional funding from NSW Health and the Centre for Genetics Education. Bettina Meiser is supported by a Career Development Fellowship Award Level 2 (ID 1003921) from the National Health and Medical Research Council Australia (NHMRC). The research of Peter Mitchell and Peter Schofield is supported by an NHMRC program grant (number 1037196). Helen Christensen is supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (ID 425411).