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The acceptability and efficacy of a group cognitive behavioural therapy programme in a community mental health setting

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posted on 2013-06-01, 00:00 authored by A Naik, A O'Brien, Cadeyrn GaskinCadeyrn Gaskin, I Munro, Melissa BloomerMelissa Bloomer
This paper presents data on a patient evaluation of a group cognitive behavioural therapy programme in an applied setting and its efficacy for reducing generalised anxiety and or depression, and distress. Patients (n=14) participated in one of two 8-week group cognitive behavioural therapy programmes for generalised anxiety or depression, within a mental health service. Patients’ perceptions of the programme were collected via an evaluation questionnaire, and data on clinical outcomes were sourced from patients’ case notes. Most patients who were invited to participate in the programme (n=14 of 17), and their evaluations were generally favourable. Almost all participants (93%) indicated that the programme either met or exceeded their expectations. The clinical outcomes of the intervention were similar to those found in efficacy studies reported in the published literature (approximately half to threequarters of one standard deviation improvement in anxiety, depression, and distress scores).

History

Journal

Community mental health journal

Volume

49

Pagination

368-372

Location

Berlin, Germany

eISSN

1573-2789

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2013, Springer

Issue

3

Publisher

Springer