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Home Health Care Serv Q. 2006;25(1-2):115-48.

Depression care for the elderly: reducing barriers to evidence-based practice.

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School of Social Work, University of Southern Califonia, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0411, USA. ell@usc.edu

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of five key bodies of evidence identifying: (1) Characteristics of depression among older adults -- its prevalence, risk factors and illness course, and impact on functional status, mortality, use of health services, and health care costs; (2) Effective Interventions, including pharmacologic, psychotherapies, care management, and combined intervention models; (3) Known Barriers to depression care including patient, provider and service system barriers; (4) Effective Organizational and Educational Strategies to reduce barriers to depression care; and (5) Key Factors in Translating Research into Practice. There is strong empirical support for implementing strategies to improve depression care for older adults.

PMID:
16803741
PMCID:
PMC1501087
DOI:
10.1300/J027v25n01_07
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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