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Do More Feel Better

The University of Washington is conducting a research study called Do More Feel Better for adults aged 60 and older who attend senior centers and are experiencing depression. The program is based on research showing that increasing your participation in pleasurable and rewarding activities can lead to improvement in your depressive symptoms.

If you qualify for the study, you will be randomly assigned to participate in 9 weeks of either clinician-delivered or senior center volunteer-delivered depression treatment. In addition to the depression treatment, there will be 5 research assessments designed to gauge the progress of treatment over the course of 9 months. Eligible participants will receive $130 over the course of the program for completing all study visits.

*Spring 2021 update; our study is currently recruiting from both Southeast Seattle Senior Center and Greenwood Senior Center located in Seattle*

Participant Eligibility

Attend one of the senior centers from which we are recruiting

Adults 60 years old or older

Have symptoms of Depression (we conduct an assessment to gauge this)

Capacity to provide consent for both research assessments and the Do More Feel Better intervention

Not on any antidepressants or on a stable dose of antidepressant medication for at least 12 weeks

Participants present with no life-threatening medical illnesses

English speaking


(206) 616-2129

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Lay-delivered Behavioral Activation in Senior Centers

Study ID: STUDY00011434
Start Date: 12/14/2020
End Date: 12/13/2021

Patrick Raue, Ph.D.

Accepts Healthy Volunteers?

Study Site(s)

University of Washington

1959 ne pacific street
Seattle, Washington 98195


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

I am interested in this research study.