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dc.contributor.advisorIlardi, Stephen S.
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Chantal Diana
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-18T03:51:21Z
dc.date.available2010-03-18T03:51:21Z
dc.date.issued2009-08-09
dc.date.submitted2009
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:10545
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/5946
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to test the efficacy of a brief intervention for the prevention of depression among at-risk college students. Treatment group participants attended a one-hour psychoeducational session based on an acute group-based intervention for depression, Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC; Ilardi et al., 2009). Participants were informed of a set of six modifiable lifestyle factors (omega-3 supplementation, social support, physical exercise, sunlight exposure, healthy sleep, and anti-rumination strategies) which have shown promise in the treatment and prevention of depression (Karwoski, 2006). Treatment group participants evidenced a significant increase in adherence to three of the six targeted TLC elements: supplementing with fish oil, obtaining adequate sleep, and utilizing social support. However, there were no observed between-group differences in self-reported depression symptoms, as reflected in the BDI-II, at either follow-up assessment. Nevertheless, as hypothesized, study participants who received the TLC-based intervention were significantly less likely than were control participants to report the experience of a depressive episode at two- and six-month follow-ups. The intervention appears, therefore, to have reduced the risk of depression onset in a high-risk population, although some interpretational caution is warranted in light of the study's methodological limitations.
dc.format.extent185 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectClinical psychology
dc.subjectHealth sciences
dc.subjectMental health
dc.subjectBrief
dc.subjectDepression
dc.subjectEducational
dc.subjectEvolution
dc.subjectPrevention
dc.subjectTherapeutic lifestyle change
dc.titleTherapeutic Lifestyle Change: A brief psychoeducational intervention for the prevention of depression.
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberGillath, Omri
dc.contributor.cmtememberHeilke, Thomas
dc.contributor.cmtememberPreacher, Kristopher J.
dc.contributor.cmtememberIngram, Rick
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplinePsychology
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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