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Developing stepped care treatment for depression (STEPS): study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Stepped care is recommended and implemented as a means to organise depression treatment. Compared with alternative systems, it is assumed to achieve equivalent clinical effects and greater efficiency. However, no trials have examined these assumptions. A fully powered trial of stepped care compared with intensive psychological therapy is required but a number of methodological and procedural uncertainties associated with the conduct of a large trial need to be addressed first. MET...

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10.1186/1745-6215-15-452

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Trials
Volume:
15
Pages:
452
Publication date:
2014
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EISSN:
1745-6215
URN:
uuid:a8c885ff-7bd8-4282-be63-078b867d24c3
Source identifiers:
491195
Local pid:
pubs:491195
Language:
English

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