publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Review articleBehavioral activation treatments of depression: A meta-analysis

Pim Cuijpers; Lisanne Warmerdam; Annemieke van Straten;
  • Published: 01 Apr 2007 Journal: Clinical Psychology Review, volume 27, pages 318-326 (issn: 0272-7358, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Activity scheduling is a behavioral treatment of depression in which patients learn to monitor their mood and daily activities, and how to increase the number of pleasant activities and to increase positive interactions with their environment. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized effect studies of activity scheduling. Sixteen studies with 780 subjects were included. The pooled effect size indicating the difference between intervention and control conditions at post-test was 0.87 (95% CI: 0.60~1.15). This is a large effect. Heterogeneity was low in all analyses. The comparisons with other psychological treatments at post-test resulted in a non-significant p...
free text keywords: Cognitive therapy, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Activities of daily living, Activity scheduling, Meta-analysis, Mood, Clinical psychology, Behavioral treatment, Psychology
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