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Evid Based Nurs 8:81 doi:10.1136/ebn.8.3.81
  • Treatment

A collaborative care intervention improved depression outcomes, but not glycaemic control, in diabetes and comorbid depression

A pathways collaborative care intervention (PCCI) v usual care (UC) in patients with diabetes mellitus and comorbid major depression or dysthymia *

Outcomes at 12 months PCCI UC RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*SCL  =  Hopkins Symptom Checklist; other abbreviations defined in glossary. RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
⩾40% decrease in SCL-90 from baseline 54% 38% 42% (10 to 85) 7 (4 to 22)
Improved patient Global Impression scores (change from baseline) 72% 42% 70% (38 to 113) 4 (3 to 6)

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