Improving depressive symptoms in community-dwelling older adults: a psychosocial intervention using life review and writing.

@article{MastelSmith2007ImprovingDS,
  title={Improving depressive symptoms in community-dwelling older adults: a psychosocial intervention using life review and writing.},
  author={Beth A Mastel-Smith and Judith Mcfarlane and Michelle Sierpina and Ann Malecha and Brenda Haile},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={13-9}
}
The purpose of this randomized, controlled trial was to test the efficacy of a community-based intervention, the Life Story Workshop, on depressive symptoms, operationalized as depression subscale scores on the Brief Symptom Inventory 18, in adults age 60 and older. Thirty-three men and women were randomly assigned to one of two groups: an intervention group that attended 2-hour workshops once a week for 10 weeks or a wait-list control group. The intervention provided an opportunity for older… CONTINUE READING