31 Mar 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*
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
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
Lay-delivered Behavioral Activation in Senior Centers
Patrick Raue, Ph.D.
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
University of Washington
1959 ne pacific street
Seattle, Washington 98195