Effect of a Primary Care–Based Psychological Intervention on Symptoms of Common Mental Disorders in Zimbabwe

Effect of a Primary Care–Based Psychological Intervention on Symptoms of Common Mental... Key PointsQuestionDoes a lay health worker–delivered psychological intervention improve symptoms of depression and anxiety in Zimbabwe? FindingsIn a cluster randomized clinical trial of 573 randomized patients with common mental disorders and symptoms of depression, the group who received the intervention had significantly lower symptom scores after 6 months compared with a control group who received enhanced usual care. MeaningThe use of lay health workers in resource-poor countries like Zimbabwe may be effective primary care–based management of common mental disorders. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Effect of a Primary Care–Based Psychological Intervention on Symptoms of Common Mental Disorders in Zimbabwe

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2016.19102
pmid
28027368
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionDoes a lay health worker–delivered psychological intervention improve symptoms of depression and anxiety in Zimbabwe? FindingsIn a cluster randomized clinical trial of 573 randomized patients with common mental disorders and symptoms of depression, the group who received the intervention had significantly lower symptom scores after 6 months compared with a control group who received enhanced usual care. MeaningThe use of lay health workers in resource-poor countries like Zimbabwe may be effective primary care–based management of common mental disorders.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 27, 2016

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