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Antidepressive response of inpatients with major depression to adjuvant occupational therapy: a case–control study

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Title
Antidepressive response of inpatients with major depression to adjuvant occupational therapy: a case–control study
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Annals of General Psychiatry, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12991-016-0124-0
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Marc-Andreas Edel, Brian Blackwell, Markus Schaub, Barbara Emons, Tanja Fox, Friederike Tornau, Bernward Vieten, Patrik Roser, Ida Sibylle Haussleiter, Georg Juckel

Abstract

Despite marked costs and limited evidence regarding effectiveness, occupational therapy (OT) is widely applied in psychiatric settings and financed by health insurance companies in European countries. This pilot study investigated the antidepressive effects of adjuvant OT for patients with major depression in a 6-week inpatient setting, stratified for females and males. A total of 114 inpatients with major depression were assigned to either a standard OT group (using basic handcraft) or an active control group that played board games (2 h daily, 5 days a week). HAMD-21 scores were assessed as the primary outcome parameter after 3-6 weeks. The OT intervention was not superior to "board game" (BG) activities in reducing depressive symptoms. However, significant interaction effects were found in favor of the OT group regarding anxiety measures and other variables. Male participants displayed more significant interaction effects than female participants. OT as an adjuvant short-term treatment for inpatients with major depression may be more efficacious than game interventions in terms of reducing anxiety and other symptoms, particularly in males. Trial registration The study was registered in the EU Clinical Trials Register as a multicenter trial (EudraCT Number 2009-016463-10; https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu/ctr-search/trial/2009-016463-10/DE#A) However, because of the elaborate setting requirements, the original study design with four centers was transformed into a solution with those two centers facilitating the pertinent resources. Furthermore, "mono-therapy with mirtazapine" was changed into "preferably mono-therapy with any antidepressant drug".

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Country Count As %
Unknown 60 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 17 28%
Student > Master 7 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 10%
Researcher 5 8%
Lecturer 3 5%
Other 9 15%
Unknown 13 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 12 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 13%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 5%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 15 25%

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