Centre for Primary Care Seminar – Mel Safari - Development, adaptation and delivery of a Coping with depression course for sub-threshold depression
|Starts:||13:00 30 Oct 2018|
|Ends:||14:00 30 Oct 2018|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
Development, adaptation and delivery of a Coping with depression course for sub-threshold depression
Background: Depressive disorders are disabling conditions striking at all ages. In adults, subthreshold depression (SD) is viewed as being on a continuum with major depressive disorder (MDD). We performed a systematic review of Subthreshold Depression in subjects above 18 years. Depressive disorders are highly prevalent and current treatments are estimated to reduce about one third of the disease burden. The aim of this presentation is to look at the development, recruitment and delivery of psychological intervention for sub-threshold depression. In this presentation the focus will be on the following areas: (1) Focus groups with members of the public, charity and voluntary sector providers and researchers for manual development, (2) details of intervention delivery including Facilitators characteristics, their training and Supervision (3) Process evaluation and data analysis, what data was collected and why (interviews, outcome, feasibility data). We ran a series of focus groups with members of the public, charity and voluntary sector providers and researchers to inform the adaptation of the Coping with depression course for people with sub-threshold depression. 64 People with sub-threshold depression as defined by a score of 5-9 on the PHQ-9 depression measure were recruited to take part in a pilot trial Participants were randomized equally (32:32) to the intervention or usual care control groups. Participants in the intervention group received the new manual and attend a one-day workshop delivered by a voluntary sector service provider. Outcome measures were to be completed three months after baseline. Data collection has now been completed and we are currently doing the analyses with the aim of informing a full trial.
1 Van Zoonen K, Buntrock C, Ebert DD, Smit F, Reynolds CF, Beekman AT, et al. Preventing the onset of major depressive disorder: a meta-analytic review of psychological interventions. Int J Epidemiol 2014.
2 Pim Cuijpers, Sander L. Koole, Annemiek van Dijke, Miquel Roca, Juan Li and Charles F. Reynolds III(2014) Psychotherapy for subclinical depression: meta-analysis
Role: PhD student
Organisation: Centre for Primary Care, FBMH, University of Manchester
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