Prescribed exercise for the treatment of depression in a college population: An interprofessional approach

Brittany Evans Yates, Mary C. DeLetter, Evelyn M. Parrish

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this pilot project was to establish an interprofessional collaborative process for college students treated with prescribed exercise to manage depression. Design and Methods: Program evaluation of this pilot project was a pretest/posttest design. Participants who were prescribed exercise as a treatment for depression were referred to the campus wellness coaching program. Baseline and follow-up data included Patient Health Questionnaire-9 scores and qualitative reports. Findings: The project demonstrated the feasibility and benefits of an interprofessional collaborative process for facilitating prescribed exercise in the treatment of college depression. Practice Implication: Continued use of this established process might help to reduce the burden of college depression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)894-899
Number of pages6
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

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Keywords

  • adults
  • college health
  • college population
  • depression
  • prescribed exercise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatric Mental Health

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