NASA-UCLA Behavioral Health Treatment Study
This project aims to evaluate behavioral health treatment techniques that could be used with NASA astronauts on future exploration class missions where communication delay between earth and the spaceship will prevent the delivery of real-time behavioral care. We are conducting a randomized controlled trial at UCLA examining the efficacy, feasibility, and acceptability of asynchronous behavioral health treatment in comparison to real-time delivered psychotherapy among UCLA Health employees and students with symptoms of anxiety, depression, or stress.
Individuals who are interested in receiving treatment for anxiety, depression, or stress may be eligible for the study if they are a UCLA Health employee or student, not currently suffering from a major medical condition, and are either un-medicated or stabilized on medication.
Interested UCLA Health employees and students should contact the study coordinator to schedule an eligibility screening. Eligibility involves answering some questions over the phone, and takes up to 40 minutes to complete. Please contact Aurora Oftedal, study coordinator, at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 310-206-9191.
Eligible participants will be randomized to receive six weekly sessions of behavioral health treatment for anxiety and depression delivered either via a self-guided web-based program, or video-conferencing with a therapist. Assessments are conducted once prior to and once after treatment, and involve completing self-report questionnaires, a diagnostic evaluation, and completing behavioral lab tasks in the psychology department. Participation takes a total of 9 hours. Participants receive six weeks of free treatment and are compensated up to $215 for their completion of study procedures.
Study Personnel Contact
For further information about this project, please contact Aurora Oftedal UCLA Department of Psychology 310-206-9191 email@example.com .
Principal Investigator: Raphael D. Rose, PhD, UCLA Department of Psychology, 310-825-9048, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Investigator: Michelle G. Craske, PhD, UCLA Department of Psychology, 310-825-8403, email@example.com
Protocol ID:IRB#16-001234 UCLA IRB Approved Approval Date: 8/23/2016 Through: 8/3/2017 Committee: North General IRB