Randomised controlled trial of a transdiagnostic online video-based intervention for reducing depression and anxiety in adults.

Australian National University

Dataset description

Participants (n=1986) were screened for psychological distress, and then randomized to receive one of two 4-week programs: FitMindKit (12-module psychotherapy intervention) or HealthWatch (12-module program providing general health information). Participants were assessed at baseline and at 4 weeks post baseline. Data includes demographic information and psychopathology, including dperession, anxiety, panic, social phobia, and suicidality.
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Source Study

Trial acronym

Not available

Trial ID





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Government body,National Health and Medical Research Council

Scientific enquiries

Ms Ella Kurz

Brief Summary

This trial will test the effectiveness of a brief, video-based online program for reducing depression and anxiety in Australian adults (FitMindKit). Those with elevated psychological distress will be invited to participate and randomised to use either FitMindKit or a comparable general health online program (HealthWatch) for a period of 4 weeks. FitMindKit is an online program that uses brief therapeutic modules to reduce symptoms of common mental disorders (major depression, anxiety disorders, ....
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Key Inclusion Criteria

Eligible participants are those aged 18 years and over, and who indicate a moderate level of psychological distress (score of 8-17 on the DQ-5).

Key Exclusion Criteria


Can healthy volunteers participate?




Sample Size    1986

Min. age    18 Years

Max. age    No limit

Sex    Both males and females

Condition category    Anxiety , Depression

Condition code    Mental Health


Intervention code Treatment: Other

The intervention (FitMindKit) consists of 12 modules containing CBT-based therapeutic techniques, such as behavioural activation, cognitive reframing, problem solving, and mindfulness. Each module consists of a brief video (a transcript will be available through a link) followed by an exercise to practice the therapeutic technique that is described. FitMindKit is designed to target symptoms of depression and anxiety. Participants will have access to the 12 modules over a period of 4 weeks and th ....
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Control group Active

The control program (HealthWatch) consists of 12 10-minute modules containing health information not directly related to mental health. This information will be delivered online and is text-based. Examples of health topics covered in the modules include bone health, allergens, and sun exposure. Participants will have access to the modules for 4 weeks, and adherence will be assessed by the number of modules completed.


Outcome: Depression symptoms (PhQ-9)
Timepoint: Pre-intervention, post-intervention (4 weeks after the pre-intervention assessment)

Will individual participant data (IPD) for this trial be available?


What data in particular will be shared?

Deidentified participant data supporting the publication results and relating to primary outcomes

When will data be available?

Data are available for an indefinite time Start date: May 2023 (approx) End date: Unknown

Available to whom?

Data are potentially available to researchers from not-for-profit organisations based in any location. All data requests will be considered by the primary sponsor on a case-by-case basis. Requests must include a methodologically sound proposal. Specific conditions of use may apply and will be specified in a data sharing agreement (or similar) that the requester must agree to before access is granted. Relevant institutional policy is available at

Available for what types of analyses?

Any type of analysis including IPD meta-analysis or systematic review, assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Source study information is derived from the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR). For more information on the ANZCTR, please see