Discriminating maintenance treatments for recurrent depression : development and implementation of a rating scale. Article

Wagner, EF, Frank, E, Steiner, SC. (1992). Discriminating maintenance treatments for recurrent depression : development and implementation of a rating scale. . 1(3), 280-290.

cited authors

  • Wagner, EF; Frank, E; Steiner, SC

fiu authors

abstract

  • A 27-item therapy rating scale was developed to evaluate therapists' use of two maintenance treatments for recurrent depression: Maintenance Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-M) and Medication Clinic. Analyses of data obtained from student raters indicated that 13 items discriminated between the two therapies (P0.05). Split-sample discriminant function analysis using these items accurately classified 83% of index-sample sessions and 80% of validation-sample sessions. Factor analysis yielded four modality-specific factors, two contamination factors, and one general psychotherapy factor. Four factors related to therapeutic intervention and session focus differentiated IPT-M from Medication Clinic. Findings confirm the psychometric adequacy and sensitivity of the scale; possible use in predicting patient outcome is discussed.

publication date

  • January 1, 1992

Medium

  • Print

start page

  • 280

end page

  • 290

volume

  • 1

issue

  • 3