Depression in people with intellectual disability : an evaluation of a staff-administered treatment program

McGillivray, Jane A., McCabe, Marita P. and Kershaw, Mavis M. 2008, Depression in people with intellectual disability : an evaluation of a staff-administered treatment program, Research in developmental disabilities, vol. 29, no. 6, November-December, pp. 524-536.

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Title Depression in people with intellectual disability : an evaluation of a staff-administered treatment program
Author(s) McGillivray, Jane A.
McCabe, Marita P.
Kershaw, Mavis M.
Journal name Research in developmental disabilities
Volume number 29
Issue number 6
Season November-December
Start page 524
End page 536
Total pages 13
Publisher Pergamon
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2008-11
ISSN 0891-4222
1873-3379
Keyword(s) intellectual disability (ID)
depression
staff-administered treatment program
Summary The prevalence of co-morbid depression in people with intellectual disability (ID) provides a strong rationale for the early identification and treatment of individuals at risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate a staff-administered group CBT program for the treatment of depression in people with mild ID. A sample of 13 staff employed at two community-based disability agencies were trained to deliver the program to 47 individuals with mild ID and symptoms of depression. A wait list control group comprised of 27 individuals subsequently completed the program. Compared to the control group, individuals who had participated in the treatment program showed lower depression scores, and fewer automatic negative thoughts. Furthermore, these changes were maintained at a 3-month follow-up. The results indicate that staff can be trained to deliver a CBT program within community settings that is effective in the reduction of depression symptomatology in people with mild ID.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health
Socio Economic Objective 920209 Mental Health Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2007, Elsevier Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017660

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