A randomised, feasibility trial of a tele-health intervention for Acute Coronary Syndrome patients with depression ('MoodCare'): study protocol

Adrienne O'Neil, Anna Hawkes, Bianca Gar Yee Chan, Kristy Sanderson, Andrew Benjamin Forbes, Bruce Phillip Hollingsworth, John J Atherton, David Hare, Michael V Jelinek, Kathy Eadie, Craig B Taylor, Brian Federick Oldenburg

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Abstract

Coronary heart disease (CHD) and depression are leading causes of disease burden globally and the two often co-exist. Depression is common after Myocardial Infarction (MI) and it has been estimated that 15-35 of patients experience depressive symptoms. Co-morbid depression can impair health related quality of life (HRQOL), decrease medication adherence and appropriate utilisation of health services, lead to increased morbidity and suicide risk, and is associated with poorer CHD risk factor profiles and reduced survival. We aim to determine the feasibility of conducting a randomised, multi-centre trial designed to compare a tele-health program (MoodCare) for depression and CHD secondary prevention, with Usual Care (UC).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 7
Number of pages7
JournalBMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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