Depression Management in the Workplace

Welcome to Depression Management in the Workplace

The Depression Management in the Workplace (DMW) study is funded by a grant to the University of South Florida from the National Institute of Mental Health 7MH76277.  The Principal Investigator of the DMW Study Kathryn Rost, PhD (kmrost@usf.edu) designed and administered the study, co-developed and piloted the interventions, supervised subcontractors, and directed analyses.  The Executive Director of the Colorado Business Group on Health Donna Marshall, MBA (donna.marshall@cbghealth.org) and her team co-developed and piloted the interventions, recruited employers to the study, collected baseline data, and delivered all components of both interventions. The Florida State University Survey Research Laboratory (http://www.fsu.edu/~survey/) directed by Mary Stutzman, PhD, collected followup data. Special thanks to Kristen Berg, Tomeka Brown, Joyce Lessard, Bonnie Martin, Phil Page, Shannon Vaughn, and Brian Walls.  The study was reviewed annually and approved by Institutional Review Boards at the University of South Florida and Florida State University.

Intervention

The Depression Management in the Workplace (DMW) Study randomized employers to participate in one of two educational presentations to increase employer efforts to improve the depression treatment their employees receive.  Click here to find out more about each presentation.

Instrumentation

The Depression Management in the Workplace (DMW) Study collected pre-presentation baseline data, post-presentation data, 12 and 24 month follow-up from employer participants. Since few studies have been conducted in this area, the research team developed most of the instrumentation before the grant was funded with support from the MacArthur Foundation.  Click here to find out more about the instrumentation.

Manuscript

PDF copies of all peer-reviewed manuscripts published with study support can be downloaded from this website.  Click here to find out more about publications

Depression can have a debilitating effect on the productivity and morale in the workforce... but it can be successfully treated.