Table 36Summary study characteristics of trials of guided self-help based on cognitive and behavioural principles

Guided self-help based on cognitive and behavioural principles versus standard care
No. trials (total participants)3 RCTS (N = 103)
Study IDs
Physical health problem
  1. Cardiovascular disease
  2. Older adults with macular degeneration
  3. Older adults with functional impairment
Baseline severity: mean (SD)
  1. BDI mean ∼20.14; SD ∼5.91
  2. GDS-15 mean ∼7.65, SD ∼2.27
  3. BDI mean ∼20.73; SD ∼9.30
BDI overall mean ∼20.43; SD ∼7.61
Average age57 years
Length of treatment
  1. 4 weeks
  2. 6 weeks
  3. 4 weeks
Frequency of session
1–2.

Not reported

3.

1 session per week

Duration of sessions
  1. 50 minutes
  2. Not reported
  3. 15 minutes
Length of follow-up
1–3.

None

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

Cover of Depression in Adults with a Chronic Physical Health Problem
Depression in Adults with a Chronic Physical Health Problem: Treatment and Management.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 91.
National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (UK).
Leicester (UK): British Psychological Society; 2010.
Copyright © 2010, The British Psychological Society & The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilised in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers. Enquiries in this regard should be directed to the British Psychological Society.

NCBI Bookshelf. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.