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Implementing an outreaching, preference-led stepped care intervention programme to reduce late life depressive symptoms: results of a mixed-methods study.

  • van Beljouw IM, Laurant MG, Heerings M, Stek ML, van Marwijk HW1, van Exel E.

van Beljouw IM, Laurant MG, Heerings M, Stek ML, van Marwijk HW1, van Exel E.

Jaar: 2014

Samenvatting:

Depressive symptoms are highly prevalent in old age, but they remain mostly untreated. Several clinical trials have shown promising results in preventing or reducing depressive symptoms. However, it is not clear how robust these effects are in the real world of day-to-day care. Therefore, we have implemented the 'Lust for Life' programme, which significantly reduced depressive symptoms in community-dwelling older adults in the first three months after implementation. This mixed-methods study was conducted alongside the trial to develop a contextualised understanding of factors affecting the implementation.