Table 55Summary study characteristics of trials of psychosocial intervention versus SSRI

IPT versus SSRI
No. trials (total participants)1 (N = 150)
Study IDLESPERANCE2007
Physical health problemCardiovascular disease
Baseline severity: mean (SD)HAM-D overall: mean ∼29.80; SD ∼6.43
Age (mean)58 years
Length of treatment12 weeks
Frequency of sessions1 session per week
Duration of sessionsDetails not provided
Longest length of follow-upNone
Effect estimatesDepression (BDI): WMD 2.50 (−0.92 to 5.92)
Depression (HAM-D): WMD 0.51 (0.19 to 0.84)

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

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