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

by Ryan K. McBain, Owen Mwale, Todd Ruderman, Waste Kayira, Emilia Connolly, Mark Chalamanda, Chiyembekezo Kachimanga, Brown David Khongo, Jesse Wilson, Emily Wroe, et al.

Read More

Access further information on this document at Trials

This article was published outside of RAND. The full text of the article can be found at the link above.

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.

Research conducted by

This report is part of the RAND Corporation External publication series. Many RAND studies are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, as chapters in commercial books, or as documents published by other organizations.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.