Development of a Behavioral Activation Mobile App for Depressed Latinos Save

Date Added
March 7th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00063813
Researcher
Matthew Carpenter

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Keywords
Depression, Language, Mental Health, Minorities
Summary

Depression treatment is a core health disparity for Latinos in the U.S. as U.S. Latinos are more likely than non-Hispanic Whites to experience depression, but are less than half as likely as Whites to receive evidence-based care for depressive symptomatology. Mobile technologies offer an ideal strategy for meeting the widespread depression treatment needs of U.S. Latinos as recent U.S. population-level data suggests that Latinos adopt smartphones at a rate higher than any other demographic group. The purpose of the proposed project is to develop, test, and refine a Spanish-language mobile application version of brief Behavioral Activation, an idiographic, straightforward, empirically supported treatment for elevated depressive symptoms, for referral by primary care physicians in the service of increasing access to evidence-based treatment for depression for Latinos.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lisa Coles
843-876-2291
muscresearchstudy@musc.edu

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