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ERIC Number: EJ813195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Randomized Controlled Trial of Problem-Solving Therapy for Minor Depression in Home Care
Gellis, Zvi D.; McGinty, Jean; Tierney, Lynda; Jordan, Cindy; Burton, Jean; Misener, Elizabeth
Research on Social Work Practice, v18 n6 p596-606 2008
Objective: Data are presented from a pilot research program initiated to develop, refine, and test the outcomes of problem-solving therapy that targets the needs of older adults with minor depression in home care settings. Method: A pilot randomized clinical trial compares the impact of problem-solving therapy for home care to treatment as usual in a sample of older, medically ill home care patients. Compared with 32 older home care participants randomized to the treatment as usual condition, 30 older home care participants in an intervention condition received brief problem-solving therapy. Results: Outcome data suggest significant improvements in depression symptomatology and problem-solving abilities after problem-solving therapy for home care, relative to treatment as usual. The experimental group was also more satisfied with treatment as compared to the control condition. Conclusion: Authors discuss results in terms of the "real-world" social work applicability of this psychosocial treatment for late-life depression. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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