Evaluation of interventions based on depression sign scores of adolescents

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Zuhal Bahar
Meryem Ozturk
Ayse Beser
Aysen Baykara
Gulsen Eker
Burcu Cakaloz
Cite this article:  Bahar, Z., Ozturk, M., Beser, A., Baykara, A., Eker, G., & Cakaloz, B. (2008). Evaluation of interventions based on depression sign scores of adolescents. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 36(1), 123-134.


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The aim in this study was to compare effects of problem-based group therapy and occupational therapy on depression scores six months after the Marmara earthquake in Golcuk. The study included 187 seventh grade students. Data were collected with the Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI; Kovacs, 1981, Turkish version by Öy, 1991) and a sociodemographic form. The schools were randomly assigned into two groups, either to receive problem-based group therapy (Group A) or occupational therapy (Group B). CDI was administered before and after the therapies and depression sign scores were recorded. After the first and second sessions of the therapies, there was no significant difference in mean depression scores between both groups, but there was a significant decrease in CDI scores of the adolescents.

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