The Systematic Activation Method (SAM) in Depressed Elderly: A Case Report

Auteurs
B.K.G. (Berno) van Meijel, Pim Cuijers, Annemieke van Straten, Frans Clignet en Indrag Lampe
Onderzoekslijn
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Artikel
Datum
2011
Samenvatting
The study aims to describe the implementation of Activity Scheduling (AS) as a nursing intervention in an inpatient population of older adults with a major depressive disorder. DESIGN AND METHODS:  In a single case report, the implementation of the intervention was described. FINDINGS:  This case report shows that AS, when adapted into a brief and prescriptive course, can be beneficial for depressed elderly in an inpatient care setting. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:  Although previous research shows promising results, there is a need for additional research on the effectiveness of the intervention when AS is executed by nurses.