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Table 48Summary study characteristics of trials of IPT

IPT versus standard careIPT versus supportive psychotherapy
No. trials (total participants)3 RCTs (N = 288)1 RCT (N = 75)
References
Markowitz and colleagues (1998)
Physical health problem
  1. Cardiovascular disease
  2. General medical illness in older adults
  3. HIV
HIV
Baseline severity: mean (SD)
  1. HAM-D mean ~30.02; SD ~7.04
  2. GDS mean ~ 15.6; SD ~ 3.7
  3. BDI mean ~27.4; SD ~ 11.0
HAM-D mean ~20.72; SD ~4.90
Average age
  1. 37 years
  2. 71 years
  3. 44 years
55 years
Length of treatment
  1. 12 weeks
  2. 10 weeks
  3. Did not provide details
12 weeks
Frequency of sessions
1–2.

1 session per week

3.

Did not provide details

1 session per week
Duration of sessions
1.

Did not provide details

2–3.

Up to 1 hour

50 minutes
Longest length of follow-up
2.

12 months

No follow-up

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

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