Addressing the needs of depressed women with a history of abuse

The Foundation's program, Depression in Primary Care: Linking Clinical and System Strategies, was designed to increase the use of effective treatment models in primary care settings for patients with depression.The purpose of this project is to conduct a needs assessment using focus groups of depressed women with a history of interpersonal violence and the development of an abuse-sensitive, multifaceted depression care intervention. The intervention will be compared to a standard multifaceted intervention in a pilot randomized controlled trial. Both interventions will include care management, scheduled appointments, and psychiatry support, but the abuse-sensitive intervention will also include abuse assessments, communication of this information to health workers, collaboration with domestic violence agencies, and group cognitive-behavioral therapy sessions for abuse survivors. Measures of depression severity, health status, satisfaction, medication usage, utilization, and costs will be assessed at baseline and six-month follow-up. These pilot data will be used to obtain funding for a large-scale randomized controlled trial.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $99,980.00

Awarded on: 8/14/2003

Time frame: 9/1/2003 - 10/31/2005

Grant Number: 49268


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, 97239-3011


Christina M. Nicolaidis
Project Director