1. Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Nov;19(3):239-46. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2010.07.032. Epub
2010 Sep 15.

Formative and process evaluations of a cognitive-behavioral therapy and
mindfulness intervention for people with epilepsy and depression.

Walker ER(1), Obolensky N, Dini S, Thompson NJ.

Author information: 
(1)Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of
Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. ereisin@emory.edu

People with chronic diseases are at high risk for depression, resulting in a need
for effective and accessible treatment options. Project UPLIFT is a program based
on cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness that is aimed at reducing
depressive symptoms among people with epilepsy. It is designed to be delivered to
small groups of people over the phone or Internet. This study describes the
formative and process evaluations of Project UPLIFT; the purpose of these
evaluations was to assess the acceptability and feasibility of the program,
looking at both the program components and delivery methods. The formative
evaluation, conducted prior to program implementation, included nine participants
in three focus groups. The process evaluation included qualitative comments and
responses to the Client Satisfaction Questionnaire from 38 Project UPLIFT pilot
study participants. Overall, the results from both evaluations indicate that
participants felt that Project UPLIFT was acceptable and perceived to be

Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2010.07.032 
PMID: 20833592  [Indexed for MEDLINE]