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Article: A feasibility study of a home-based intervention for elderly depression among Hong Kong Chinese

TitleA feasibility study of a home-based intervention for elderly depression among Hong Kong Chinese
Authors
KeywordsElderly depression
home-based intervention
Chinese
Issue Date2018
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17525098.asp
Citation
China Journal of Social Work, 2018, v. 11 n. 2, p. 152-166 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Smiley Activation Programme (SAP) is a home-based intervention that is targeted to reduce depressive symptoms in elderly Hong Kong Chinese. The SAP includes eight social worker’s home visits and two volunteer visits over 19 weeks and a three-month follow-up, integrating problem-solving treatment and behavioural activation. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility of the SAP in reducing depressive symptoms for elderly depression in Hong Kong, by comparing the outcomes at pre-test, post-test and three-month follow-up. Two hundred and nineteen old adults aged 60 or above with depressive symptoms were recruited. Significant improvements in depression (t = 12.79, p < .01) and an effect size of 0.96 were reported. Other benefits include improvements in perceived general health, physical and social activeness and pleasant activity level. The low attrition rate and high participant satisfactory level supported the feasibility of the programme. Implications of social work research and practice are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/278622
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.259

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, SOK-
dc.contributor.authorLo, HHM-
dc.contributor.authorLai, EKC-
dc.contributor.authorWong, DFK-
dc.contributor.authorChoi, CW-
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-21T02:11:00Z-
dc.date.available2019-10-21T02:11:00Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationChina Journal of Social Work, 2018, v. 11 n. 2, p. 152-166-
dc.identifier.issn1752-5098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/278622-
dc.description.abstractThe Smiley Activation Programme (SAP) is a home-based intervention that is targeted to reduce depressive symptoms in elderly Hong Kong Chinese. The SAP includes eight social worker’s home visits and two volunteer visits over 19 weeks and a three-month follow-up, integrating problem-solving treatment and behavioural activation. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility of the SAP in reducing depressive symptoms for elderly depression in Hong Kong, by comparing the outcomes at pre-test, post-test and three-month follow-up. Two hundred and nineteen old adults aged 60 or above with depressive symptoms were recruited. Significant improvements in depression (t = 12.79, p < .01) and an effect size of 0.96 were reported. Other benefits include improvements in perceived general health, physical and social activeness and pleasant activity level. The low attrition rate and high participant satisfactory level supported the feasibility of the programme. Implications of social work research and practice are discussed.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17525098.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofChina Journal of Social Work-
dc.rightsPreprint: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI]. Postprint: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI].-
dc.subjectElderly depression-
dc.subjecthome-based intervention-
dc.subjectChinese-
dc.titleA feasibility study of a home-based intervention for elderly depression among Hong Kong Chinese-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWong, DFK: dfkwong@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, DFK=rp00593-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17525098.2018.1537071-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85057297553-
dc.identifier.hkuros307268-
dc.identifier.volume11-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage152-
dc.identifier.epage166-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
dc.identifier.issnl1752-5101-

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