Effectiveness of the Relaxation Response-Based Group Intervention for Treating Depressed Chinese American Immigrants: A Pilot Study
Slipp, Lauren E.
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CitationYeung, Albert, Lauren E. Slipp, Halsey Niles, Jolene Jacquart, Choi-Ling Chow, Maurizio Fava, John W. Denninger, Herbert Benson, and Gregory L. Fricchione. 2014. “Effectiveness of the Relaxation Response-Based Group Intervention for Treating Depressed Chinese American Immigrants: A Pilot Study.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11 (9): 9186-9201. doi:10.3390/ijerph110909186. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph110909186.
AbstractBackground:: This study examined the feasibility, safety and efficacy of an 8-week Relaxation Response (RR)-based group. Methods:: Twenty-two depressed Chinese American immigrants were recruited. Outcomes measures were response and remission rates, the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, Clinical Global Impressions Scale, Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire, and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support Scale. Results: Participants (N = 22) were 82% female, mean age was 53 (±12). After intervention, completers (N = 15) showed a 40% response rate and a 27% remission rate, and statistically significant improvement in most outcome measures. Discussion: The RR-based group is feasible and safe in treating Chinese American immigrants with depression.
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