New York, New York 10065

  • Anxiety

Purpose:

The investigators developed EM/PROTECT, a behavioral intervention for depressed EM (elderly mistreatment) victims, to work in synergy with EM mistreatment resolution services that provide safety planning, support services, and links to legal services. PROTECT is built on a model which postulates that chronic stress promotes dysfunction of the cognitive control (CCN) and reward networks, impairing the victims' ability to flexibly respond to the environment and limits their reward activities. PROTECT therapists work with victims to develop action plans to reduce stress, and to increase rewarding experiences. EM/PROTECT has been designed in an iterative process with community EM providers of the New York City (NYC) Department for the Aging (DFTA) to use agencies' routine PHQ-9 depression screening and referral for service. In the current study, the investigators will compare the effectiveness of EM/PROTECT with EM enriched with staff training in linking EM victims to community mental health services (EM/MH). The investigators intend to enroll 50 subjects that will participate in the study for approximately 12 weeks.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - 55 years of age or older - Capacity to consent (per Elder Mistreatment staff) - Significant depression (per Elder Mistreatment staff) as indicated by a score of 10 or above on the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), a widely used screening tool routinely administered in Elder Mistreatment (EM) agency settings (the PHQ-9 has a sensitivity of 88% and a specificity of 88% for major depression) - Need for EM services Exclusion Criteria: - Active suicidal ideation (Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale item 10>4) - Inability to speak English or Spanish - Axis 1 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) diagnoses other than unipolar depression or generalized anxiety disorder (by Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5) - Severe or life-threatening medical illness - EM emergency and or referral out of EM agency (per EM staff)


NCT ID:

NCT04258579


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jo Anne Sirey, Ph.D.
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Jo Anne Sirey, Ph.D.
Phone: 914-997-4333
Email: jsirey@med.cornell.edu


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

New York, New York 10065
United States

Jo Anne Sirey, Ph.D.
Phone: 914-997-4333
Email: jsirey@med.cornell.edu

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 28, 2022

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