Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
22/08/2005
Date assigned
09/09/2005
Last edited
14/09/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof Helen Christensen

ORCID ID

Contact details

Building 63
Eggleston Road
The Australian National University
Canberra
0200
Australia

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of an Internet-based program called MoodGYM in preventing depression and increasing resilience skills in young people aged 15-16 years. MoodGYM provides information, demonstrations and exercises designed to help users identify their proneness to mental health problems, gain information about how to address these problems and develop effective thinking strategies and coping skills. More specifically, we aim to investigate whether MoodGYM is effective in lowering depression, improving self-esteem, promoting a more positive thinking style, and lowering stigmatising attitudes to depression amongst adolescents. We will also consider MoodGYM's effects on help-seeking behaviours and alcohol use.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Depression and anxiety

Intervention

MoodGYM - an interactive, online, evidence-based depression prevention program versus no intervention. The 'no intervention' group will be offered MoodGYM after the final follow-up phase of the project.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Reduced depression and anxiety symptoms, increased self-esteem, more positive attributional style, increased help-seeking and reduced stigma towards depression.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

06/02/2006

Overall trial end date

30/10/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Participants must:
1. Be students in Year 9 or 10
2. Have access to the Internet during class time
3. Be willing to participate in the study, as well as obtain parental consent

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

3000

Participant exclusion criteria

Poor literacy

Recruitment start date

06/02/2006

Recruitment end date

30/10/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Australia

Trial participating centre

Building 63, Eggleston Road
Canberra
0200
Australia

Sponsor information

Organisation

The Australian National University, Centre for Mental Health Research (Australia)

Sponsor details

Building 63
Eggleston Road
The Australian National University
Canberra
0200
Australia
+61 (0)2 6125 2741
cmhr@anu.edu.au

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.anu.edu.au/cmhr

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (Australia)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

The Australian National University (Australia)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes