Last updated on January 2020

Step Away From Depression - Evaluation of a Pedometer Intervention With Inpatients With Major Depression


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to determine if the use of pedometers can help depressive inpatients in psychiatric clinics to increase their level of physical activity. Therefore patients are given a pedometer and instructions how to raise their level of daily steps. Intervention group is compared with a control group that is receiving treatment-as-usual. The intervention is hypothesized to increase number of daily steps and have positive effects on mood, depression and anxiety.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02850341

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