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Prediction of outcome with group cognitive therapy for depression

Kavanagh, David J. & Wilson, Peter (1989) Prediction of outcome with group cognitive therapy for depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 27(4), pp. 333-343.

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Abstract

Tested a social–cognitive model of depressive episodes and their treatment within a predictive study of treatment response. 42 clinically depressed volunteers (aged 22–60 yrs) were given self-efficacy (SE) questionnaires and other measures before and after treatment with cognitive therapy. Results support the idea that SE and skills regarding control of negative cognition mediates a sustained response to cognitive treatment for depression. Not only did mood-control variables correlate highly with concurrent changes in depression scores during treatment, but the posttreatment SE measure discriminated Ss who relapsed over the next 12 mo.

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ID Code: 29338
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: self-efficacy, cognitive therapy, clinical depression
DOI: 10.1016/0005-7967(89)90003-X
ISSN: 0005-7967
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2009 12:32
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 04:21

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