Performance Improvement 2009. What Screening Instruments and Effective Interventions Exist for Older Adults with Depression?

01/01/2009

Investigators identified interventions and screening instruments for depression that were suitable for dissemination to older adults through public health and aging services networks. An expert panel examined the findings of this literature review to identify interventions that are ready for translation to older adults in the community. The investigators constructed a logic model, conducted a search of the published scientific literature using explicit criteria, and abstracted and rated the evidence from the 116 eligible articles. Panelists rated the depression care management interventions as effective. Investigators presented the project’s findings to the Task Force on Community Preventive Services, an independent, non-governmental, volunteer body of public health and prevention experts.

Report Title: Review of Community-based Interventions to Manage Depression among Older Adults http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2008/jan/07_0154.htm

Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Julie Zajac, 404-498-4381
Performer: University of Washington, Prevention Research Center
PIC ID: 9016

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