Table 51Summary study characteristics of trials of group existential therapy

Group existential therapy versus standard care or enhanced standard care
No. trials (total participants)3 RCTs (N = 157)
Study IDs
Physical health problem
  1. HIV
Baseline severity: mean (SD)
  1. Diagnosis of depression
  2. HADS mean ~11.15; SD ~2.8
  3. BDI ~10.65
Average age45 years
Length of treatment
  1. 12 weeks
  2. 5 weeks
  3. 17 weeks
Frequency of sessions1 session per week (all studies)
Duration of sessions
  1. 1.5 hours
  2. 30 minutes
  3. 2.5 hours
Length of follow-upNone
*

Below clinical cut-off for depression.

Below clinical cut-off for depression.

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

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National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (UK).
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