Table 23Summary evidence profile for studies of non-pharmacological treatments versus standard care

Non-pharmacological treatments versus standard care
Study IDsARMSTRONG2003
CHEN2000
COOPER2003
HOLDEN1989
HONEY2002
OHARA2000
PRENDERGAST2001
WICKBERG1996
Overall quality of evidenceModerate
Depression above threshold at endpoint or first available measureRR (random effects) = 0.57 (0.43, 0.76) (K = 8; n = 486)
RMnpta 01.01
Depression symptoms at endpointSMD (random effects) = − 0.61 (−1.07, −0.14) (K = 6; n = 345)
RMnpta 01.02
% attrition rate, treatment group versus standard care17% versus 7% (K = 6; n = 586)
RMnpta 05.01

Notes: RR = relative risk (95% CI); K = number of trials contributing to the summary statistic; n = number of participants; ‘RMnpta nn.nn’ refers to the relevant forest plot in Appendix 20

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