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Patient Activation Program for Depression

Patient Activation Program for Depression

The Patient Activation study offers a telephone- or videoconference-based coaching program that is designed for adults aged 50+ with symptoms of mild-to-moderate depression. Patient Activation is delivered by a trained coach who works with you to create personalized goals and action plans designed to improve your mood and well-being.

In order to see if you qualify for this study, you will be asked to complete a phone interview with one of our researchers. This will last about one hour and will involve questions about your mood and related symptoms. If you qualify for this study, participants typically receive 6 weekly 30-minute Patient Activation sessions with a trained coach. Following six weeks of the program, participants complete a final phone interview (also about one hour long) to review symptoms of depression and similar feelings. Eligible participants receive the Patient Activation program at no cost and may receive $25 for completion of the post-program interview.

Participant Eligibility

50 years of age or older
Experiencing symptoms of depression (we conduct assessment)
Able to participate in either telephone-based or videoconference program sessions


Nichole Sams
(360) 504-6490

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Patient Activation: A Pilot Study of Coaching for Depression

Study ID: STUDY00005877
Start Date: 02/21/2019
End Date: 02/20/2021

PI: Brenna Renn, PhD
Co-I: Patrick Raue, PhD

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Study Site(s)

all study activities occur via telephone or videoconferencing; the study is conducted at the University of Washington

1959 NE Pacific St Box 356560
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.