Evaluation of a Psychoeducation Group Program for Mild/Moderate Depression

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    Jordi Gol i Gurina Foundation
Updated on 22 January 2022
moderate depression


The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness and efficiency of doing a psychoeducational group program and the conventional treatment versus individual conventional care in patients with a mild/moderate depression disorder,in urban primary healthcare centers in Barcelona city.


Nowadays, the depression is one of the public health major issues, this is because of its prevalence and its economic and social repercussions. It is fundamental for the Primary Care to assume the management of these health problems. Design:A randomised controlled trial of two groups (intervention and control), longitudinal and prospective. Population of study: The subjects of the study are patients of 20 to 65 years old attended in 8 urban primary healthcare centers of Barcelona city, identified by the general practitioners and nurses with diagnosis of mild/moderate depression disorder according to the BDI scale. The intervention group receive weekly a psychoeducational group program during 12 weeks run by 2 nurses. The program have a structured content where patient is educated about the illness, pharmacological treatment, the adherence to treatment, diet and physical exercise, problem solving, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. In the control group the depression in treated as usual with the conventional care. Measure's tool: The evolution of patients will be monitoring up to 1 year after the inclusion by a individual interview (the first visit and 3,6 and 9 months).The Beck Depression inventory (BDI) is a self-administered questionnaire that measure the symptomatology and severity of the depression. The analysis variables are: patient's quality of life (EuroQoL-5D scale) ,clinical variables of the patient, pharmacological prescription, anxiolytics and antidepressants consumption , sociodemographic, number of visits to primary healthcare center, number of days of labour lost and cost.

Condition Depressive Disorders
Treatment Control group, Psychoeducational group
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT00841737
SponsorJordi Gol i Gurina Foundation
Last Modified on22 January 2022

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