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Type: Journal article
Title: A cognitive behavioural therapy booklet for anxiety in functional gastrointestinal disorders: patient and health practitioner perspectives
Author: Mikocka-Walus, A.
Ahl, A.
Gordon, A.
Andrews, J.
Citation: Psychotherapy Research, 2016; 26(2):164-177
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1050-3307
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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
DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2014.958598
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