Neuman Systems Model With Depressed Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Nurs Sci Q. 2020 Apr;33(2):148-158. doi: 10.1177/0894318419898172.


To determine the effect of the coping with depression program, based on the Neuman systems model, on the coping strategies, self-esteem, and depression levels of depressed patients, a randomized controlled study was conducted. Two groups-intervention and control-were formed in the study. For the intervention group, individual psychoeducation based on the Neuman systems model and involving cognitive behavioral therapy techniques (coping with depression program) was administered at six sessions. Psychoeducation based on the Neuman systems model was effective in decreasing the level of depression, increasing the level of self-esteem, increasing problem-solving skills, encouraging individuals to seek social support for coping strategies, and decreasing the use of avoidance strategy.

Keywords: Neuman systems model; depression; psychiatric nursing; psychoeducation; self-esteem.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Adult
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy*
  • Depression / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Self Concept*
  • Social Support
  • Socioeconomic Factors