Individual Study / Pratap et al.; J Med Internet Res. 2018

Using Mobile Apps to Assess and Treat Depression in Hispanic and Latino Populations: Fully Remote Randomized Clinical Trial

Using Mobile Apps to Assess and Treat Depression in Hispanic and Latino Populations: Fully Remote Randomized Clinical Trial

Initiatives -
This study aimed to compare recruitment and engagement in a fully remote trial of individuals with depression who either self-identify as Hispanic/Latino or not. A secondary aim was to assess treatment outcomes in these individuals using three different self-guided mobile apps: iPST (based on evidence-based therapeutic principles from problem-solving therapy, PST), Project Evolution (EVO; a cognitive training app based on cognitive neuroscience principles), and health tips (a health information app that served as an information control). 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
2016
Funding
Support for this research was provided by the National Institute of Mental Health (PAA R34MH100466, T32MH0182607, K24MH074717; BNR T32MH073553) and the National Institute on Aging (JAA P30AG15272).

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Pratap A, Renn BN, Volponi J, et al. Using Mobile Apps to Assess and Treat Depression in Hispanic and Latino Populations: Fully Remote Randomized Clinical Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2018;20(8):e10130. Published 2018 Aug 9. doi:10.2196/10130

PUBMED 30093372

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,026
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
We enrolled 389 Hispanic/Latino and 637 non-Hispanic/Latino adults

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

We enrolled 389 Hispanic/Latino and 637 non-Hispanic/Latino adults with mild to moderate depression.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • adults with mild to moderate depression.
Other criteria
Participants had to speak English or Spanish, be 18 years old or older, and own either an iPhone with Wi-Fi or 3G/4G/LTE capabilities or an Android phone along with an Apple iPad version 2.0 or newer device.

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • Clinical patients

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,026
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
We recruited Spanish and English speaking participants through social media platforms, internet-based advertisements, and traditional fliers in select locations in each state across the United States. Assessment and self-guided treatment was conducted on each participant's smartphone or tablet.
Start Date
2016-08
End Date
2017-03
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone
    • Tablet/laptop
  • Social media
    • Facebook
    • Twitter