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Exploring the Experience of Communication for Patients With Depression

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Exploring the Experience of Communication for Patients With Depression

This study aims to investigate the experiences of communication for patients with
depression.Purposive sampling will be used to recruit participants in this study.Eligible
participants consist of those who attend the outpatient department of psychiatry
regularly,have emotional stability and clear consciousness,More than 20 years old,can be
communicated in Mandarin or Taiwanese,and are willing to take the interviews.In-depth
interviews will be conducted to collect qualitative data,and data will be categorized and
analyzed according to Tesch(1990).Sampling will be stopped until data saturation.The
findings may be referenced by the relevant agencies and medical institutions to care the
patients with depression,as well as provide a basis for nursing care and education.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Psychiatric physician-diagnosed patients with major depression,including major
depressive disorder,identified patients with stable and stable condition treatment
by a physician.

- Able to communicate to the language of the country or Taiwan.

- by explanations can share experiences,and has executed a written consent to.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Combined with other mental illness.

- Depression in patients with unstable condition,including serious and has a tendency
to suicide,violence and attacks.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Ecologic or Community, Time Perspective: Retrospective

Outcome Measure:

Exploring the experience of communication for patients with depression

Outcome Description:

The study does not involve drugs or invasive test. Does not have hurt the lives of the respondents. Your information anonymous and efforts to provide 24-hour contact line and other mechanisms,the inconvenience or injury to reduce.

Outcome Time Frame:

six months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Jui-Ching Hong, MASTER

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

National Taiwan University Hospital


Taiwan: Department of Health

Study ID:




Start Date:

November 2012

Completion Date:

December 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Depression
  • Depression
  • experiences of communication
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder