Implementation and evaluation of a depression care model for homebound elderly.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Depression affects 14% to 46% of homebound elderly and is costly and disabling. Home health agencies face significant challenges delivering effective depression care. In response, an evidence-based depression care model was developed in a home health agency. Twelve-month program evaluation data demonstrated a 2.99 mean reduction in depression scores (P < .0001) on the Geriatric Depression Scale and confirmed that a clinically effective, operationally feasible, and financially sustainable depression care model can be implemented in home health care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Madden-Baer, R; McConnell, E; Rosati, RJ; Rosenfeld, P; Edison, I

Published Date

  • January 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 33 - 42

PubMed ID

  • 22824910

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5065

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1057-3631

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ncq.0b013e318265702a


  • eng