Ell, K., Aranda, M.P., Xie, B., Lee, P.J., & Chou, C.P. (2010). Collaborative depression treatment in older and younger adults with physical illness: Pooled comparative analysis of three randomized clinical trials. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18(6), 520–530.doi:10.1097/JGP.0b013e3181cc0350
To perform intent-to-treat meta-analyses on pooled data, to compare the effect of collaborative multidisciplinary care on depression in older adults to that received by younger adults
Study findings indicate that collaborative depression care in individuals with diverse comorbid illness is as effective in reducing depression in older patients as it is in younger patients, including those in low-income, minority classifications.