Effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy on health-related quality of life: An evaluation of therapies provided by trainee therapists
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 57, no 3, 215-222 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The present study was carried out to examine the treatment effect of cognitive behavioral therapy provided by trainee therapists at a university clinic, focusing on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) optimism and symptoms. The study was conducted through a repeated measures design and included a treatment group (n = 21), which received cognitive behavioral therapy for an average of 10.7 therapy sessions and a control group (n = 14), that was put on a wait list for 8.6 weeks on average. After treatment, the treatment group improved significantly concerning general health (p = 0.028) and optimism (p = 0.027). In addition, clients improved in several areas within mental health and displayed some reduction in anxiety symptoms. Concurrently, the results also indicated some improvement within the control group, which may have been caused by the initial therapeutic contact, expectancy effects or spontaneous remission. The study concluded that cognitive behavioral therapy provided by trainee therapists may have a positive effect on areas within HRQOL and optimism.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. Vol. 57, no 3, 215-222 p.
Cognitive behavioral therapy; health-related quality of life; optimism; trainee therapists
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41143DOI: 10.1111/sjop.12291ISI: 000379940100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-41143DiVA: diva2:915066