Effectiveness of community-based screening for depression.

  title={Effectiveness of community-based screening for depression.},
  author={Shelly F. Greenfield and Joelle Meszler Reizes and Kathryn Marley Magruder and Larry R. Muenz and Barbara Kopans and Douglas G Jacobs},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={154 10},
OBJECTIVE The effectiveness of a voluntary depression screening program was assessed by determining 1) whether participants in the 1994 National Depression Screening Day went for recommended follow-up examinations and 2) the characteristics that differentiated those who did and did not return. METHOD Randomly selected participants (N = 1,169) from 99 facilities completed a follow-up telephone survey. RESULTS Of 805 people for whom follow-up was recommended, 56.5% (N = 455) went for an… CONTINUE READING