The Systematic Activation Method (SAM) in Depressed Elderly: A Case Report
Article first published online: 16 FEB 2011
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Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 48, Issue 1, pages 25–33, January 2012
How to Cite
Clignet, F., van Meijel, B., van Straten, A., Lampe, I. and Cuijpers, P. (2012), The Systematic Activation Method (SAM) in Depressed Elderly: A Case Report. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 48: 25–33. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00297.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2011
- Article first published online: 16 FEB 2011
- First received October 27, 2009; Final Revision received September 6, 2010; Accepted for publication November 9, 2010.
- Activity scheduling;
PURPOSE: The study aims to describe the implementation of Activity Scheduling (AS) as a nursing intervention in an inpatient population of older adults with a major depressive disorder.
DESIGN AND METHODS: In a single case report, the implementation of the intervention was described.
FINDINGS: This case report shows that AS, when adapted into a brief and prescriptive course, can be beneficial for depressed elderly in an inpatient care setting.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Although previous research shows promising results, there is a need for additional research on the effectiveness of the intervention when AS is executed by nurses.