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ERIC Number: EJ796631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
A Pilot Study of Culturally Adapted Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Hispanics with Major Depression
Interian, Alejandro; Allen, Lesley A.; Gara, Michael A.; Escobar, Javier I.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v15 n1 p67-75 Feb 2008
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a culturally adapted cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for major depression among Hispanics in primary care. Cultural adaptations were applied based on a range of cultural considerations described in the literature. Fifteen Hispanic primary care patients with major depression were enrolled. All participants received the 12-session intervention and completed baseline, posttreatment, and 6-month follow-up assessments. Four participants (27%) dropped out of the treatment. Analyses focused on changes from baseline functioning using a Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test. Results showed significant reductions in depressive, anxious, and somatic symptoms at posttreatment and 6-month follow-up. Mean reduction of depressive symptoms at posttreatment was 57%. Findings of acceptable treatment retention rates and clinically meaningful reductions in depressive symptoms showed promise for this intervention to treat Hispanics with major depression. Future studies should conduct a more rigorously controlled evaluation of this intervention. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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