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Telepsychology Intervention for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury and Depression

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2018,29 Sep 2019

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Santa Clara Valley Medical Center San Jose United States

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Spinal cord injury SCI is often accompanied by the development of mood disorders, particularly depression and anxiety, that affect quality of life QoL. The objective of this single-center, controlled, randomized, intention-to-treat study is to assess the efficacy of CBT telepsychology intervention via iPad FaceTime on depressive symptomology, anxiety, and QoL compared to usual care. One-hundred sixty adults with acute SCI and mild to moderate depression will be enrolled in the study at the time of discharge from acute inpatient rehabilitation. Subjects will be randomized into the intervention and control groups using a block design in a 11 ratio. The CBT intervention will consist of 10 sessions over 12 weeks. All outcome measures will be obtained 2, 14, and 26 weeks post-discharge. Assessments will include the Patient Health Questionnaire-9, Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7, and Satisfaction with Life Scale, as well as demographic, resource utilization, and substance abuse surveys. No findings are available to date. After study initiation, recruitment and enrollment is ongoing, with 48 potential participants identified and approached, 20 screened, and 10 enrolled. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy began and is ongoing for the active treatment arms.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Psychology

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