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A pilot randomised controlled trial of one to one befriending by volunteers, compared to Usual Care, in reducing symptoms of depression in people with intellectual disability

Project title: A pilot randomised controlled trial of one to one befriending by volunteers, compared to Usual Care, in reducing symptoms of depression in people with intellectual disability

Call to action: 16/122 16/122 Community groups and health promotion

Research type: Primary Research

Chief investigator: Dr Afia AliORCID logo

Lead Author: Dr Afia AliORCID logo

Contractor: University College London

Cost: £357,767.74

Co-investigators: Dr Brynmor Lloyd EvansORCID logo, Mrs Shirley MooreORCID logo, Ms Monica PancaORCID logo, Ms Sally FinningORCID logo, Professor Angela HassiotisORCID logo, Professor Michael KingORCID logo, Professor Rumana OmarORCID logo, Professor Stefan PriebeORCID logo.

Started: July 2018 | Status: Published October 2021

ISRCTN: 63779614

This trial showed that the intervention may be acceptable with modifications, but a full trial is unlikely to be feasible due to low recruitment, although other feasibility outcomes were met.

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