Study Detail


Behavioural Activation in Social Isolation (BASIL-C19)

Status: Open

Type: Interventional

Funder: NIHR

Sponsor: Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

CI: Dr David Ekers

IRAS-Number: 249030

CPMS-ID: 45854

Approval Date: 28 May 2020


This study is part of the MODS (Multi-Morbidity in Older adults with Depression Study) programme, which is looking at whether a talking treatment called Behavioural Activation (BA) can help improve a person's physical and psychological functioning, for example self-care and mood. The first workstream of the programme completed in December 2019, and in response to COVID-19 the study team have made specific adaptations to their intervention to answer the following question, 'can we prevent or ameliorate depression and loneliness in older people with long term conditions who are under enforced COVID-19 isolation?'. This is a pilot study which will be recruiting in primary care. Eligible and consenting participants will be randomised to either the intervention group or the usual care group following completion of a baseline questionnaire.

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