Mood Management Effects of Brief Unsupported Internet Interventions

I

i4Health

Status

Completed

Conditions

Mood

Treatments

Behavioral: Assertiveness.
Behavioral: Thoughts
Behavioral: Activities.
Behavioral: Sleep hygiene
Behavioral: Own Methods

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02748954
14-009- H

Details and patient eligibility

About

The main goal of this study was to compare the effect of a one-session unsupported Internet intervention on participants' clinical symptoms (depressive and anxiety symptoms) and related variables (mood, confidence and motivation).

Full description

The main goal of this study was to compare the effect of a one-session unsupported Internet intervention on participants' clinical symptoms (depressive and anxiety symptoms) and related variables (mood, confidence and motivation). Method: A total of 765 adults residing in the United States took part in a randomized controlled trial. Participants were randomly assigned to one of five brief plain text interventions lasting five to ten minutes. The interventions designed to address depressive symptoms were: Thoughts (increasing helpful thoughts), Activities (increasing activity level), Sleep Hygiene, Assertiveness (increasing assertiveness awareness), Own Methods (utilizing methods that were previously successful). They were followed-up one week after consenting.

Enrollment

765 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

- most be U.S. citizens

Exclusion criteria

- non-U.S. residents

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

765 participants in 5 patient groups

Thoughts.
Experimental group
Description:
Increasing helpful thoughts consisted of two psychoeducational segments (i.e., thoughts affect emotions, and how to manage harmful thoughts), and a list of "helpful thoughts" that participants could choose to use to increase their mood for the next week
Treatment:
Behavioral: Thoughts
Activities.
Experimental group
Description:
Increasing activity level included a brief description of how activities affect mood. Participants were then asked to choose the activities they could use to improve their mood from an available list of "helpful activities"; users were also able to generate their own helpful activities. Participants were also presented with examples of unhelpful activities such as staying in bed and being isolated.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Activities.
Assertiveness
Experimental group
Description:
Increasing assertiveness, consisting of tips for communicating assertively, and an example of an assertive statement. Participants were asked to describe a recent conflict and apply the intervention's assertiveness techniques to address the conflict
Treatment:
Behavioral: Assertiveness.
Sleep hygiene
Experimental group
Description:
Increasing sleep hygiene included a description on how sleep can affect mood. Participants were also asked to select from a list of helpful sleep hygiene suggestions to be practiced within the next week such as, "Don't take naps during the day" and "Use the bed/bedroom for sleep or sex only".
Treatment:
Behavioral: Sleep hygiene
Own Methods
Active Comparator group
Description:
wherein participants were asked to identify four of their own personal strategies that have helped them improve their mood in the past.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Own Methods

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