Depression treatment preferences of VA primary care patients

Steven Dobscha, Kathryn Corson, Martha S. Gerrity

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Abstract

The authors identified veterans' depression treatment preferences and explored relationships between preferences, process of care, and clinical outcomes. Patients entering a collaborative depression intervention trial in primary care completed an assessment of treatment preferences. Medical record review was used to identify treatments offered and received over a 12-month period. Of 314 patients, 32% preferred antidepressants; 19%, individual counseling; 18%, antidepressants plus counseling; 7%, group counseling; and 25%, "watchful waiting." Although the treatment that was offered was associated with treatment preferences, being offered preferred treatment was not associated with receiving treatment or with changes in depression severity or satisfaction over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)482-488
Number of pages7
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

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Primary Health Care
Depression
Counseling
Therapeutics
Antidepressive Agents
Watchful Waiting
Veterans
Primary Care
Medical Records

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)

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Depression treatment preferences of VA primary care patients. / Dobscha, Steven; Corson, Kathryn; Gerrity, Martha S.

In: Psychosomatics, Vol. 48, No. 6, 11.2007, p. 482-488.

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Dobscha, Steven ; Corson, Kathryn ; Gerrity, Martha S. / Depression treatment preferences of VA primary care patients. In: Psychosomatics. 2007 ; Vol. 48, No. 6. pp. 482-488.
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