Monitoring and Assessment Framework for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

MasterMind pilot of cCVC service conducted at Badalona Serveis Assitencials (BSA)

The objective of the MasterMind project is to make high quality treatment for depression more widely available for adults suffering from the illness through the use of ICT.
This analysis focuses on the trial of the service cCVC in Badalona Serveis Assistencials (BSA), a public health and social care provider operating in the most populated suburban area of Barcelona (Spain). The Video conference for Collaborative Care and treatment of depression (cCVC) istargeted at patients aged 18 or older diagnosed by Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) within mild to moderate states.
The objective is to use video conference services and networks to facilitate the cooperation between specialists and GP s in the treatment of depression. During the intervention, patients completed between 2 and 4 sessions.
The age of the participants in BSA ranged from 22 to 74 years old and there were more females (63%) than males (37%). The evaluation used a pre‐trial‐post‐trial study design and it followed the dimensions of the Model for ASessment of Telemedicine (MAST).