Critical Appraisals - Mental Health

Clinical Scenario

What is the effectiveness of arts-based group work interventions in the treatment of chronic depression/anxiety, in comparison with individual interventions such as CBT or counseling?

Slayton, S, D’Archer, J, & Kalan, F 2010, ‘Outcome Studies on the Efficacy of Art Therapy: A Review of Findings, Art Therapy’, Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 108-118.

What is the reliability and validity of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale for patients with depression compared with other scales that examine depression?

Trajkovic, G, Starcevic, V, Latas, M, Lestarevic, M, Ille, T, Bukumiric, Z, & Marinkovic, J 2011, ‘Reliability of the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression: A meta-analysis over a period of 49 years’, Psychiatry Research, vol. 189, pp. 1-9.

What are factors that influence the professional resilience of occupational therapists in mental health practice?

Ashby, SE, Ryan, S, Gray, M, & James, C 2013, ‘Factors that influence the professional resilience of occupational therapists in mental health practice’, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, vol. 60, pp. 110-119.

iCAHE will continually update this compendium of critically appraised research publications as a resource for health services interested in implementing journal clubs within their health services.

DOHSA Librarian Contact Details

The International Centre for Allied Health Evidence aims to make iCAHE Journal Club Critically Appraised articles available for review and consideration by South Australian Department of Health employees.

In order to access the articles South Australian Department of Health (DoHSA) employees will need to contact the DoHSA Librarian:

South Australian Department of Health 
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