Adapted cognitive behavioral group therapy for depressed low-income African American women

Laura Kohn-Wood, Tatia Oden, Ricardo F. Muñoz, Ayinka Robinson, Daria Leavitt

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Abstract

In this study we examine the degree to which a manualized cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention can be adapted to be culturally sensitive in treating depressed low-income African American women with multiple stressors. We describe the adaptations we made to an existing intervention, a group treatment developed for depressed low-income medical patients. We also describe our evaluation of the adapted treatment in which outcomes of African American women treated in the culturally adapted group were compared to African American women treated in the non-adapted group. Following treatment, women in the adapted group exhibited a larger drop in average BDI scores. Implications are discussed in terms of challenges related to the development and evaluation of culturally adapted treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-504
Number of pages8
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • African American
  • Cognitive-behavioral
  • Depression
  • Therapy

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Adapted cognitive behavioral group therapy for depressed low-income African American women. / Kohn-Wood, Laura; Oden, Tatia; Muñoz, Ricardo F.; Robinson, Ayinka; Leavitt, Daria.

In: Community Mental Health Journal, Vol. 38, No. 6, 01.12.2002, p. 497-504.

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Kohn-Wood, Laura ; Oden, Tatia ; Muñoz, Ricardo F. ; Robinson, Ayinka ; Leavitt, Daria. / Adapted cognitive behavioral group therapy for depressed low-income African American women. In: Community Mental Health Journal. 2002 ; Vol. 38, No. 6. pp. 497-504.
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