Behavioral Activation Delivered via Home-based Telehealth to Improve Functioning in Cardiovascular Disease Patients Recently Discharged from Inpatient Care

Date Added
June 1st, 2021
PRO Number
Ronald Acierno

List of Studies

Cardiovascular, Depression, Mental Health, Military

Patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are at increased risk of depression following hospital discharge. Unfortunately, most depressed CVD patients do not receive appropriate care for their depression, often because they are unable to, or are fearful of traveling to providers for the regimen of 8-12 weekly visits of therapy such as Behavioral Activation (BA). This study will compare the effectiveness of BA for depression, delivered via Telehealth, to standard post-CVD hospital discharge best practices. It is predicted that patients who receive BA will have better mental health outcomes and will be less likely to be re-hospitalized compared to patients who receive standard post-discharge care.

Recruitment Contact
Stephanie Hart

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