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|Title:||A cognitive behavioural therapy booklet for anxiety in functional gastrointestinal disorders: patient and health practitioner perspectives|
|Citation:||Psychotherapy Research, 2016; 26(2):164-177|
|Publisher:||Taylor and Francis|
|Antonina A. Mikocka-Walus, Alyce Ahl, Andrea L. Gordon & Jane M. Andrews|
|Abstract:||Objective: Psychotherapy is commonly used to treat functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGiDs), yet face-to-face psychotherapy is 15 labour intensive, less convenient for patients as it involves travel to the practice, costly and not always easily available. Self-administered psychotherapies have not been extensively investigated in this population. This study aimed to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a self-administered cognitive behavioural therapy booklet to reduce anxiety in patients with FGiD. Method: A mixed-methods study underpinned by the Health Belief Model was conducted. Results: The booklet has been well received by patients (n = 26) and doctors (n = 8) and its acceptability and feasibility confirmed. Conclusions: The results of the study suggest that this self-help tool is acceptable by patients and doctors as part of treatment for anxiety in FGiDs and its effectiveness should be further tested in adequately powered studies.|
|Keywords:||Anxiety; cognitive-behavioural therapy; functional gastrointestinal disorders; mindfulness; psychotherapy|
|Rights:||© 2014 Society for Psychotherapy Research|
|Appears in Collections:||Aurora harvest 3|
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