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PLoS One. 2014 Mar 19;9(3):e92008. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092008. eCollection 2014.

Patients' opinions about knowing their risk for depression and what to do about it. The predictD-qualitative study.

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1
Centro de Salud El Palo, Departamento de Medicina Preventiva, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain; Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga, Unidad de Investigación del Distrito Sanitario Málaga, Málaga, Spain.
2
Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga, Unidad de Investigación del Distrito Sanitario Málaga, Málaga, Spain.
3
Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológico, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain.
4
Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain.
5
Centro de Salud San Ignacio, Unidad de Investigación de Atención Primaria, Osakidetza, Bilbao, Spain.
6
Centre for Disability Research and Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
7
Servicio de Programas Asistenciales, Gerencia Regional de Salud, Valladolid, Spain.
8
Centro de Salud Casablanca, Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud, Departamento de Medicina y Psiquiatría, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain.
9
Centro de Salud San José, Linares, Jaén, Spain.
10
Centro de Salud Federico del Castillo, Jaén, Spain.
11
Departamento de Psiquiatría y Medicina legal, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.
12
Unidad de Investigación de Atención Primaria, Osakidetza, Bilbao, Spain.
13
Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain.
14
Unidad de Investigación de Atención Primaria, Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud, Zaragoza, Spain.
15
Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, London, United Kingdom.
16
Medical Research Council General Practice Research Framework, London, United Kingdom.
17
Departamento de enfermería, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.

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  • PLoS One. 2014;9(6):e101266. Rüntel-Geidel, Ariadne [corrected to Runte-Geidel, Ariadne].

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The predictD study developed and validated a risk algorithm for predicting the onset of major depression in primary care. We aimed to explore the opinion of patients about knowing their risk for depression and the values and criteria upon which these opinions are based.

METHODS:

A maximum variation sample of patients was taken, stratified by city, age, gender, immigrant status, socio-economic status and lifetime depression. The study participants were 52 patients belonging to 13 urban health centres in seven different cities around Spain. Seven Focus Groups (FGs) were given held with primary care patients, one for each of the seven participating cities.

RESULTS:

The results showed that patients generally welcomed knowing their risk for depression. Furthermore, in light of available evidence several patients proposed potential changes in their lifestyles to prevent depression. Patients generally preferred to ask their General Practitioners (GPs) for advice, though mental health specialists were also mentioned. They suggested that GPs undertake interventions tailored to each patient, from a "patient-centred" approach, with certain communication skills, and giving advice to help patients cope with the knowledge that they are at risk of becoming depressed.

CONCLUSIONS:

Patients are pleased to be informed about their risk for depression. We detected certain beliefs, attitudes, values, expectations and behaviour among the patients that were potentially useful for future primary prevention programmes on depression.

PMID:
24646951
PMCID:
PMC3960156
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0092008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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