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1

What type of study was it?

A randomised controlled double blind study

2

Who were the participants?

60 patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes and also diagnosed with depression

3

How were patients assigned to the groups?

Randomly allocated to either fluoxetine group or placebo group

4

Who knew which group the patients had been assigned to?

Neither the patients nor the doctors (double blind)

5

How was depression measured in participants?

Through psychometric tests?

6

How was adherence to the diabetes medication measured?

Through blood sugar levels

7

What did patients given fluoxetine report lower levels of?

Depression

8

Which group had lower levels of GHb in their blood?

The fluoxetine group

9

What did the fact that the fluoxetine group had lower levels of GHb indicate?

Their improved adherence

10

After 8 weeks which group had far healthier blood glucose levels?

The fluoxetine group

11

What improves compliance with medical requests?

Not being anxious or depressed

12

What did lustman aim to see if there was a link between?

Depression and non-adherence in diabetic patients' medication

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