Individual differences in the effects of Task-Shifted Psychotherapy for Depression: Study Protocol of An Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis

Eirini Karyotaki, Pim Cuijpers, Ricardo Araya, Yagmur Amanvermez, Ronald Kessler & Vikram Patel
More than 320 million people suffer from depression worldwide1. The enormous treatment gap calls for innovative solutions in the delivery of mental-health care. In low-resource settings, a “task-shifting” approach may be beneficial in using human resources more efficiently2. Task shifting is the strategy of delegating care tasks to health workers who have fewer qualifications and shorter training than mental healthcare experts (e.g., psychiatrists, clinical psychologists or nurses)3. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about individual patient...
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