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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156764
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing intervention model: Reducing depression in women
Abstract:
Nursing intervention model: Reducing depression in women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:August 6 - 8, 1992
Author:Gordon, Verona, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Verona C. Gordon Corporation
Title:Professor
Depression ranks as the major mental health problem in the world

today. In one year the United States lost an estimated 27 billion

dollars because of clinical depression (NIMH 1992). Over ten

million people in the United States suffer from depression and

two-thirds of these people are women. The highest incidence of

depression is found among single mothers in poverty and the rate of

long-term psychiatric treatment for their children is high.



Purpose of Presentation: to describe a group intervention model,

Insight, designed by Gordon to reduce depression in women, while

increasing their self-esteem. Research studies testing this

cognitive-behavioral therapy model for depressed women have been

conducted in the United States and Great Britain (Gordon and

Gordon, 1987). A follow-up study shows the intervention continues

to be effective three years after the therapy was discontinued

(Gordon et al., 1988). This holistic approach utilizes

professional nurses as group facilitators at an estimated

cost-savings of up to 74 percent per woman (TCCP, 1984). Research

studies replicating this holistic model have been conducted in the

United States with results that significant positive changes in

women occurred in 12-week as well as 20-week programs.



Methodology: Volunteers are given the Beck Depression Inventory

(to screen for level of depression) and the SCL-90-R (to screen for

pathology). Pre-Posttests: Beck's Hopelessness Scale,

Spielberger's Trait Anxiety Inventory, Coopersmith's Self-Esteem

Inventory, and the Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale. Changes in

depression, hope, anxiety, loneliness, and self-esteem are the

variables measured. Groups are facilitated by female psychiatric

nurses who follow Gordon's Facilitator Manual. Group members have

assignments from Gordon's Women's Workbook. Psychiatric nurses in

36 states utilize the model as entrepreneurs in their own clinical

practice.



Significance: 1) Helps women cope with stress effectively, taking

an active role in their own health, 2) prevents possible severe

depression, 3) strengthens family unit, 4) increases research data

on depression, 5) reduces health care costs, and 6) gives nurses an

opportunity to start women's groups as an independent business

venture. Presentation enhanced by colored slides.



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
6-Aug-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing intervention model: Reducing depression in womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156764-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing intervention model: Reducing depression in women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">August 6 - 8, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gordon, Verona, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Verona C. Gordon Corporation</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gordo002@tc.um.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Depression ranks as the major mental health problem in the world<br/><br/>today. In one year the United States lost an estimated 27 billion<br/><br/>dollars because of clinical depression (NIMH 1992). Over ten<br/><br/>million people in the United States suffer from depression and<br/><br/>two-thirds of these people are women. The highest incidence of<br/><br/>depression is found among single mothers in poverty and the rate of<br/><br/>long-term psychiatric treatment for their children is high.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Purpose of Presentation: to describe a group intervention model,<br/><br/>Insight, designed by Gordon to reduce depression in women, while<br/><br/>increasing their self-esteem. Research studies testing this<br/><br/>cognitive-behavioral therapy model for depressed women have been<br/><br/>conducted in the United States and Great Britain (Gordon and<br/><br/>Gordon, 1987). A follow-up study shows the intervention continues<br/><br/>to be effective three years after the therapy was discontinued<br/><br/>(Gordon et al., 1988). This holistic approach utilizes<br/><br/>professional nurses as group facilitators at an estimated<br/><br/>cost-savings of up to 74 percent per woman (TCCP, 1984). Research<br/><br/>studies replicating this holistic model have been conducted in the<br/><br/>United States with results that significant positive changes in<br/><br/>women occurred in 12-week as well as 20-week programs.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Methodology: Volunteers are given the Beck Depression Inventory<br/><br/>(to screen for level of depression) and the SCL-90-R (to screen for<br/><br/>pathology). Pre-Posttests: Beck's Hopelessness Scale,<br/><br/>Spielberger's Trait Anxiety Inventory, Coopersmith's Self-Esteem<br/><br/>Inventory, and the Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale. Changes in<br/><br/>depression, hope, anxiety, loneliness, and self-esteem are the<br/><br/>variables measured. Groups are facilitated by female psychiatric<br/><br/>nurses who follow Gordon's Facilitator Manual. Group members have<br/><br/>assignments from Gordon's Women's Workbook. Psychiatric nurses in<br/><br/>36 states utilize the model as entrepreneurs in their own clinical<br/><br/>practice.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Significance: 1) Helps women cope with stress effectively, taking<br/><br/>an active role in their own health, 2) prevents possible severe<br/><br/>depression, 3) strengthens family unit, 4) increases research data<br/><br/>on depression, 5) reduces health care costs, and 6) gives nurses an<br/><br/>opportunity to start women's groups as an independent business<br/><br/>venture. Presentation enhanced by colored slides.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:06:50Z-
dc.date.issued1992-08-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:06:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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