brown et al 1986

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what year did the study take place?
1986
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what was the aim of the study?
to see whether social support factors affected the development of depression
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what did the gp do to gather the participants?
they found the women who were able to take part and asked for their consent
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what gender were the participants?
female
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what was the age range of the participants?
18-50
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how many women were considered?
435
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what percentage took part in the first study?
91%
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in phase 1, how many participants took part?
395
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what happened in phase 1?
the participants' self esteem and personal life were measured
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what happened in phase 2?
collected data on the onset of the psychiatric disorder from phase 1 and checked to see if they had a severe life event or social support
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how many women were interviewed for the reliability test?
60
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how many of those women were in the study?
21
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out of the 21, how many participants took part in both interviews?
11
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how many were rated by a second person using tapes?
10
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what percentage of participants had severe life events?
91%
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what percentage had low self esteem?
33%
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what percentage found social support helpful?
92%
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what percentage were depressed after social support but were let down?
42%
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what percentage were depressed if they never had support?
44%
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what were the conclusions?
those who had social support e.g. marriage had a lower risk of developing depression and if they were let down or they had no social support, they had an incresaed risk of developing depression
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