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07/12/2009

Tool Information

Settings: Residence for Older People
MHP Steps: Preparation
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Publication Information:

Barry W. Rovner, Robin J Casten, Mark T Hegel, Benjamin E Leiby & Wiiliam S Tasman. Preventing Depression in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Arch Gen Pyschiatry. vol. 64 (no 8) aug. 2007. Mark T. Hegel, Dartmount Medical School. Patricia A Areán. University of California at San Francisco. Problem -solving treatment for primary care (pst-pc). A treatment manual for depression

Evaluation: Yes
Available Formats: Paper Based
Free: Yes
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Individual
Tool Type: How to Manual/Design Tool
Download(s): Problem -solving treatment for primary care - 782 KB

Tool Description

Age-related macular degeneration is a prevalent disease of aging that may cause irreversible vision loss, disability, and depression. In their study Rovner, Casten, Hegel, Leiby & Tasman proved that Problem solving treatment prevented depressive disorders and loss of valued activities in patients with age-related macular degeneration as a short term treatment. They stated that Booster of rescue treatments may be necessary to sustain problem-solving treatment`s preventative effect

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: Limited application
Tool mainly used in: United States
Stage of Development: First experiences available/pilot phase
Evaluation and Research: Studies/Technical Data available
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: No reference to active participation

Evaluation Description

Barry W. Rovner, Robin J Casten, Mark T Hegel, Benjamin E Leiby & Wiiliam S Tasman. Preventing Depression in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Arch Gen Pyschiatry. vol. 64 (no 8) aug. 2007.

Contact Details

Contact Name: Dr Barry J Rovner
Organisation Name: Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience
Address: 900 Walnut Street, 4th floor
Postal Code: Philadelphia, PA 19107
Country: United States
Email: Barry.Rovner@jefferson.edu
Telephone: 215-503-1254

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