Telephone-based delivery of care management for depression following a heart attack
This randomised controlled trial is investigating the effectiveness of implementing a telephone counselling program (MOOD-CARE) for the management of depression in patients following a heart attack. Patients are being recruited from hospitals in Victoria and Brisbane, and the project is being led by Prof Brian Oldenburg at Monash University. We predict patients receiving MOOD-CARE will demonstrate greater improvements in depression and health-related quality of life compared with those receiving usual care. The project will also assess the cost-effectiveness of MOOD-CARE and identify barriers and enablers to future uptake and system-wide dissemination of MOOD-CARE. This novel program can potentially improve psychological, physical and work functioning in patients who are depressed following MI, and identify barriers and enablers to generalisability, sustainability and translatability of the model into an Australian health care setting. Dr Sanderson has a particular interest in improving methods of diagnosis of depression in this patient group, and understanding the impact of depression on return to work and work outcomes in persons following a heart attack.
- Adrienne O'Neil (PhD Student)
- Professor Brian Oldenburg - Monash University
- Associate Professor John Atherton - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
- Professor David Hare - Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne
- Associate Professor Anna Hawkes - Cancer Council Queensland
- Professor Bruce Hollingsworth - Monash University
- Associate Professor Michael Jelinek - St Vincent's Hospital, Victoria
- Professor Barr Taylor - Stanford University
- O'Neil A, Hawkes AL, Chan B, Sanderson K, Forbes A, Hollingsworth B, Atherton J, Hare DH, Jelinek M, Eadie K, Taylor CB, Oldenburg B. A randomised, feasibility trial of a tele-health intervention for Acute Coronary Syndrome patients with depression ('MoodCare'): study protocol. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. Accepted 8 February, 2011.
- O'Neil A, *Sanderson K, Oldenburg B, Taylor CB. The impact of depression treatment on mental and physical health-related quality of life of cardiac patients: a meta analysis. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 2010 doi: 10.1097/HCR.0b013e3181fc0985. 9 Dec e-pub ahead of print
- O'Neil A, *Sanderson K, Oldenburg B. Depression as a predictor of work resumption following myocardial infarction (MI): a review of recent research evidence. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2010 Sep 6;8(1):95.
* Denotes Menzies Researcher