Table 49Summary study characteristics of trials of counselling

Counselling versus standard care
No. trials (total participants)1 RCT (N = 231)
Study IDMANNE2007
Physical health problemHIV
Baseline severityBDI = 13.49
Average age50 years
Length of treatment6 weeks
Frequency of sessionsDetails not provided
Duration of sessions1 hour
Length of follow-up6 months

From: 7, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DEPRESSION AND A CHRONIC PHYSICAL HEALTH PROBLEM

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