Behavioural Activation Therapy for Depression after Stroke (BEADS): a study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled pilot trial of a psychological intervention for post-stroke depression

@inproceedings{Thomas2016BehaviouralAT,
  title={Behavioural Activation Therapy for Depression after Stroke (BEADS): a study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled pilot trial of a psychological intervention for post-stroke depression},
  author={Shirley Thomas and Elizabeth Coates and Roshan das Nair and Nadina B Lincoln and Cindy L Cooper and Rebecca Palmer and Stephen J. Walters and Nicholas R Latimer and Timothy J England and Laura Mandefield and Timothy Chater and Patrick Callaghan and Avril Drummond},
  booktitle={Pilot and feasibility studies},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND There is currently insufficient evidence for the clinical and cost-effectiveness of psychological therapies for treating post-stroke depression. METHODS/DESIGN BEADS is a parallel group feasibility multicentre randomised controlled trial with nested qualitative research and economic evaluation. The aim is to evaluate the feasibility of undertaking a full trial comparing behavioural activation (BA) to usual stroke care for 4 months for patients with post-stroke depression. We aim to… CONTINUE READING
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