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This study uses a randomized controlled trial design to compare the psychological effects of surf therapy to hike therapy in active duty service members who have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder.

Clinical Trial Description

This prospective, longitudinal randomized controlled trial will enroll up to 86 active duty service members with major depressive disorder who are seeking surf or hike therapy as part of their standard medical care. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive 6 weeks of either surf or hike therapy. Assessor-administered and self-report measures will be completed at pre- and post-program, as well as three months following program completion. Participants also will complete brief, self-report assessments before and after each program activity session. ;

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NCT number NCT03302611
Study type Interventional
Source United States Naval Medical Center, San Diego
Contact Betty Michalewicz-Kragh, M.S.
Phone 619-532-7727
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date January 2018
Completion date September 2020

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