Author: Zaprutko T1, Göder R2, Rybakowski F3, Kus K4, Kopciuch D4, Paczkowska A4, Ratajczak P4, Nowakowska E4
Affiliation: <sup>1</sup>Department of Pharmacoeconomics and Social Pharmacy, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Rokietnicka 7 St, 60-806, Poznań, Poland. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org. <sup>2</sup>Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, 24105, Kiel, Germany. <sup>3</sup>Department of Adult Psychiatry, Karol Jonscher Clinical Hospital, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Szpitalna 27/33 St, 60-572, Poznań, Poland. <sup>4</sup>Department of Pharmacoeconomics and Social Pharmacy, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Rokietnicka 7 St, 60-806, Poznań, Poland.
Conference/Journal: Complement Ther Clin Pract.
Date published: 2020 May
Other: Volume ID: 39 , Pages: 101129 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2020.101129. Epub 2020 Feb 29. , Word Count: 166
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although the treatment of depression should be comprehensive, there is insufficient information about non-pharmacological interventions used during hospitalization. Hence, the aim was to compare non-pharmacological interventions used in psychiatry clinics in Kiel (Germany) and Poznan (Poland).
METHODS AND MATERIALS: The retrospective study covered all patients hospitalized in 2016 (F32 or F33). Out of 545 patients hospitalized in 2016 in both centers, the analysis concerns 322 records from Kiel and 168 from Poznan.
RESULTS: Non-pharmacological treatments were used in both centers. However, in Kiel there were more therapeutic options. Contrary to Poznan, patients in Kiel used therapies like "Kneippen", Qigong, and light therapy.
CONCLUSIONS: Implementing Tai Chi in Kiel would be interesting to develop the scope of used interventions. Investment in non-pharmacological treatment should be a priority for healthcare decision-makers in Poland. The wide range of non-pharmacological interventions should be commonly accessible to provide the most comprehensive treatment.
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KEYWORDS: Comparison; Depression; Inpatient care; Non-pharmacological treatment
PMID: 32379644 DOI: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2020.101129