Evid Based Nurs 4:50 doi:10.1136/ebn.4.2.50
  • Treatment

Adjunctive nurse telehealth care reduced depressive symptoms and improved functioning

Nurse telehealth care v usual physician care for major depression†

Outcomes Follow up Nurse telehealth care Usual physician care RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
†Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data provided by author.
≥50% improvement Hamilton Depression Rating Scale 6 weeks 50% 37% 35% (2.6 to 82) 8 (4 to 90)
6 months 57% 38% 47% (12 to 97) 6 (4 to 18)
≥50% improvement Beck Depression Inventory 6 weeks 38% 33% 16% (−16 to 62) Not significant
6 months 48% 37% 32% (−1.3 to 81) Not significant

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