Mental Health, Productivity, and Child Investment in Peri-Urban Bangalore

Last registered on June 03, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Mental Health, Productivity, and Child Investment in Peri-Urban Bangalore
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001067
Initial registration date
February 19, 2016

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
February 19, 2016, 9:35 AM EST

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Last updated
June 03, 2022, 4:53 PM EDT

Last updated is the most recent time when changes to the trial's registration were published.

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
University of Southern California

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
University of Michigan
PI Affiliation
Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2016-11-01
End date
2018-11-01
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
This study evaluates a community intervention to facilitate depression treatment and provide economic assistance to women in peri-urban communities near Bangalore. Participants in the intervention receive depression treatment and placement and employment opportunities. We randomize these components in a “two-by-two” design, which will allow us to assess the impact of depression treatment and economic assistance both separately and jointly. We will measure impacts on mental health, time use, risk and time preferences, and child investment over four and eight months.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Angelucci, Manuela, Anil B.N. and Daniel Bennett. 2022. "Mental Health, Productivity, and Child Investment in Peri-Urban Bangalore." AEA RCT Registry. June 03. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.1067
Former Citation
Angelucci, Manuela, Anil B.N. and Daniel Bennett. 2022. "Mental Health, Productivity, and Child Investment in Peri-Urban Bangalore." AEA RCT Registry. June 03. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1067/history/145463
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
The community intervention includes two key components: depression treatment and job placement assistance.

a. Facilitated depression treatment. Although free mental health care is available to everyone in the sample, we will encourage participants in these treatment arms to seek care. GASS will arrange additional mental health camps for these arms. They will provide transportation to and from the taluk hospital, and they will coordinate with the hospital and pharmacies to ensure that patients receive their medicine. For GASS-organized camps, GASS will contract privately with up three local psychiatrists (with whom it has ongoing relationships) to provide care for these participants. As appropriate, psychiatrists may prescribe one of the following off-patent SSRI medications: citalopram,escitalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, or sertraline. GASS will also arrange for monthly follow-up visits with psychiatrists in order to monitor patient reactions and monitor dosages.

b. Job placement assistance. GASS will provide job placement services to participants. There are several dozen factories in the area, including plants making garments, cement, plastics, medicine, wristwatches, paint, and cosmetics. GASS is highly networked with these employers, having successfully placed 241 people (typically with more severe physical and mental disabilities) in 2014 through its normal program activities.
Intervention Start Date
2016-12-01
Intervention End Date
2018-09-01

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Mental health
Time use
Child investment
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We will randomize participants across treatment arms in a two-by-two design, as shown below. Group A will receive facilitated depression treatment and job placement assistance. Group B will receive only job placement assistance. Group C will receive only facilitated depression treatment. Group D will not receive either program but will receive monthly depression monitoring by GASS.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Computer
Randomization Unit
We will randomize participants by village across these arms to reduce the risk that participants will learn about the differences in treatment across study arms.
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
750 villages
Sample size: planned number of observations
1500 participants
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
300 receive depression treatment and livelihoods support
300 receive depression treatment
300 receive livelihoods support
600 receive depression monitoring
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
Supporting Documents and Materials

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IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
University of Chicago BSD IRB
IRB Approval Date
2016-02-01
IRB Approval Number
IRB15-1085
IRB Name
IFMR Human Subjects Committee
IRB Approval Date
2015-08-31
IRB Approval Number
NA
IRB Name
Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital
IRB Approval Date
2016-12-16
IRB Approval Number
NA
Analysis Plan

Analysis Plan Documents

Addendum for Additional Follow-up Data Collection

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Pre-Analysis Plan

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Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

Study Withdrawal

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
Yes
Intervention Completion Date
December 31, 2017, 12:00 +00:00
Data Collection Complete
No
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
No
Reports, Papers & Other Materials

Relevant Paper(s)

Reports & Other Materials