Individual Study / Anguera et al.; BMJ Innov. 2016

Conducting a Fully Mobile and Randomised Clinical Trial for Depression: Access, Engagement and Expense

Conducting a Fully Mobile and Randomised Clinical Trial for Depression: Access, Engagement and Expense

Initiatives -
To assess the feasibility of a fully mobile randomised controlled trial using assessments and treatments delivered entirely through mobile devices to depressed individuals. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2014
Funding
Support for this research was provided by the National Institute of Mental Health (P.A.A.; R34-MH100466, T32 MH0182607, K24 MH074717).

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Anguera JA, Jordan JT, Castaneda D, Gazzaley A, Areán PA. Conducting a fully mobile and randomised clinical trial for depression: access, engagement and expense. BMJ Innov. 2016;2(1):14‐21. doi:10.1136/bmjinnov-2015-000098

PUBMED 27019745

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,098
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Using a web-based research portal, adult participants with depression who also owned a smart device were screened, consented and randomised to 1 of 3 mental health apps for treatment.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
Other criteria
Participants had to speak English, be 18 years old or older, own a smartphone (iPhone or Android) with WiFi or 3G/4G capabilities, and own an iPad2 or newer device.

Recruitment

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,098
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
A cognitive training application, an application based on problem-solving therapy, and a mobile-sensing application promoting daily activities.
Start Date
2014-08
End Date
2014-12
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Mobile phone
    • Smartphone
    • Smartphone apps
    • Tablet/laptop