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Table 1 Characteristics of included studies (n = 37)

From: Comparative effectiveness of psychological treatments for depressive disorders in primary care: network meta-analysis

Median (min., max.) publication year 2006 (1984, 2013)
Patients  
Number of patients  
- Sum 7,024
- Median (min., max.) 143 (29, 707)
Recruitment  
- Clinical 19
- Screening 16
- Mixed 2
Restricted to patients > 55 years 5
Diagnosis  
- Major depression only 14
- Depression (mixed/not exactly specified) 16
- Mild/minor/subthreshold depression and/or dysthymia 7
Overall risk of bias  
- High (high risk in one or more items) 13
- Unclear (no item high risk, < 3 low risk) 11
- Low (at least 3 low, none high risk) 13
Interventions  
Psychological interventions  
- Face-to-face cognitive behavioural psychotherapy (CBT; ≥ 6 sessions) 9
- Face-to-face other problem-solving treatment (PST; ≥ 6 sessions) 5
- Face-to-face interpersonal psychotherapy (≥ 6 sessions) 3
- Face-to-face psychodynamic therapy (≥ 6 sessions) 1
- Other face-to-face psychosocial interventions (≥ 6 sessions) 8
- Remote therapist-led CBT (≥ 6 sessions) 4
- Remote therapist-led PST (≥ 6 sessions) 2
- Guided self-help CBT (up to 4 contacts) 4
- No/minimal contact CBT (less than 30 minutes contact) 4
Pharmacotherapy  
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) 6
- Tricyclic antidepressants 3
- Individualized antidepressant 1
Combinations psychological interventions and pharmacotherapy  
- Face-to-face CBT + SSRI 1
- Face-to-face PST + SSRI 1
- Face-to-face interpersonal therapy + SSRI 1
Contol interventions  
- Placebo 3
- Usual care 27
Median length of treatment in weeks (min., max.) 12 (6, 26)
Median number of treatment sessions (min., max.) 8 (0, 20)
Data available for meta-analysis  
Outcome response 34
Outcome remission 34
Outcome depression score data 36
Outcome total number of patients discontinuing the study 34