Journal article

Major depression and its correlates in primary care settings in six countries - 9-month follow-up study

MPD Fleck, G Simon, H Herrman, D Bushnell, M Martin, D Patrick

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Few published studies address depression outcomes in primary care from a cross-cultural perspective. AIMS: To define baseline factors associated with 9-month clinical outcomes across six countries. METHOD: Adults meeting criteria for current major depression were recruited from primary care clinics in Australia, Brazil, Israel, Spain, Russia and the USA; 968 patients were assessed at the 9-month follow-up. Predictors of complete remission were examined using logistic regression with a hierarchical model. RESULTS: Rates of complete remission in the six sites ranged from 25% to 48%. Logistic regression using pooled data showed that education, key life events and the Quality of Life..

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