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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2014

Interventions to Improve Return to Work in Depressed People

Description of Resource: 
Depression is a major problem that affects about 300 million people globally. Symptoms of depression include the core symptoms of low mood or loss of interest coupled with other symptoms such as feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness or sleep problems. These symptoms usually impair functioning and therefore sickness absence is common in people with depression. This systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of interventions that can help depressed workers to resume work activities. It found the following to be effective: work modification or coaching in addition to regular care, online or telephone cognitive behavioral therapy, and stretching exercises.

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Library
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Disability and Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
Nieuwenhuijsen K, Faber B, Verbeek JH, Neumeyer-Gromen A, Hees HL, Verhoeven AC, van der Feltz-Cornelis CM, Bültmann U. Interventions to improve return to work in depressed people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD006237. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006237.pub3. Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006237.pub3/abstract