Efficacy of group interpersonal psychotherapy for depression among urban women in Uganda : a case study of Kyebando Ward-Kawempe Division
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The study examined the efficacy of Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression among urban women in Uganda; a case study of Kyebando Ward-Kawempe Division within Kampala City. The researchers set out to answer questions around the perception, applicability and effectiveness of Group-IPT; two groups of women were involved in the study with each consisting of at least seven members aged between forty-seven and twenty-nine years. The findings showed and concluded that Group-IPT is a very effective and applicable therapeutic approach although the challenges towards its use within the urban population were found somewhat different from those from previous research within the rural areas. Perception towards it was found to be greatly influenced by facilitators and their relationship with the community leaders and community members, although most were hesitant to take part in the group therapy, those that did acknowledge it was a helpful and educative experience. Overall 81% believed it effective, applicable and a process they would recommend someone else to be part. Although this study can be conclusive in its own right; recommendations were suggested that more sensitizations on Mental health and any related illnesses be carried out and the need to have further work with the male population since this was basically with the female populations alone.