Effects of a stepped-care intervention programme among older subjects who screened positive for depressive symptoms in general practice: the PROMODE randomised controlled trial.

@article{vanderWeele2012EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a stepped-care intervention programme among older subjects who screened positive for depressive symptoms in general practice: the PROMODE randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Gerda M. van der Weele and Margot W M de Waal and Wilbert B. van den Hout and Anton J M de Craen and Philip Spinhoven and Theo Stijnen and Willem Jj Assendelft and R C van der Mast and Jacobijn Gussekloo},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={
          482-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES to determine (cost)-effectiveness of a stepped-care intervention programme among subjects ≥ 75 years who screened positive for depressive symptoms in general practice. DESIGN the pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial with 12-month follow-up. SETTING sixty-seven Dutch general practices. SUBJECTS two hundred and thirty-nine subjects ≥ 75 years screened positive for untreated depressive symptoms (15-item Geriatric Depression Scale ≥ 5). METHODS usual care (34 practices… 

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