Chronic Disease and Healthcare Research
Depression Treatment in Primary Care
PRimary care Monitoring for depressive Patients Trial - PRoMPT I and II
Depression is a very common illness among the general population. Patients are generally treated in a primary care setting.
The PRoMPT trial
The aim of the "PRimary care Monitoring for depressive Patients Trial" (PRoMPT) was to evaluate whether case management by a practice-based health care assistant can reduce depression symptoms and improve the process of care for patients with major depression in small primary care practices after six and 12 months (PRoMPT I) and after 24 months (PRoMPT II).
The results of the PRoMPT I trial have recently been published [link].
The research program "Sustainable Depression Therapy in Primary Care", which includes PRoMPT as a core project, was awarded the Dr. Lothar Beyer-Prize in 2008 (worth €25,000).
An overview of the PRoMPT project
The PRoMPT I (01.09.2004 - 31.12.2007) and PRoMPT II (01.01.2008- 30.04.2010) projects are sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).