Stepped Care for Depression at Integrated Chronic Care Centers (IC3) in Malawi
Study Protocol for a Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
Published in: Trials, Volume 22, Article number 630 (2021). doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05601-1
Posted on RAND.org on March 29, 2022
This study will conduct a stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial to compare the effects of an evidence-based depression care model versus usual care on depression symptom remediation as well as physical health outcomes for chronic care conditions. If determined to be cost-effective, this study will provide a model for integrating depression care into HIV clinics in additional districts of Malawi and other low-resource settings with high HIV prevalence.