Effectiveness of a Guided Self-help Manual in Strengthening Resilience in People Diagnosed with Moderate Depression and Their Family Caregivers in Thailand

A Randomised Controlled Trial

Terence V. McCann, Wallapa Songprakun, John Stephenson

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Abstract

The growing incidence of depression in developing countries, such as Thailand, is placing increasing pressure on public mental health services, and those living in rural areas have limited access to these services. Resilience is integral to the recovery of people with depression and to caregivers. This parallel-group randomised controlled trial evaluated the effectiveness of a guided self-help manual in improving resilience in adults diagnosed with moderate depression and their primary caregivers in Thailand. Our findings provide preliminary evidence that the approach is an effective way of increasing resilience in adults with depression and their caregivers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-662
Number of pages8
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume38
Issue number8
Early online date4 May 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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