Denial predicts outcome in anxiety following group cognitive behavioral therapy

Oei, Tian-Po S., Strodl, Esben, Pang, Jasmine and Cui, Lixia (2013) Denial predicts outcome in anxiety following group cognitive behavioral therapy. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 27 4: 370-383. doi:10.1891/0889-8391.27.4.370

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Author Oei, Tian-Po S.
Strodl, Esben
Pang, Jasmine
Cui, Lixia
Title Denial predicts outcome in anxiety following group cognitive behavioral therapy
Journal name Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0889-8391
1938-887X
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1891/0889-8391.27.4.370
Open Access Status
Volume 27
Issue 4
Start page 370
End page 383
Total pages 14
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
3203 Clinical Psychology
Abstract This study aimed to explore whether participants' pretherapy coping strategies predicted the outcome of group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression. It was hypothesized that adaptive coping strategies such as the use of active planning and acceptance would be associated with higher reductions, whereas maladaptive coping strategies such as denial and disengagement would be associated with lower reductions in anxious and depressed symptoms following psychotherapy. There were 144 participants who completed group CBT for anxiety and depression. Measures of coping strategies were administered prior to therapy, whereas measures of depression and anxiety were completed both prior to and following therapy. The results showed that higher levels of denial were associated with a poorer outcome, in terms of change in anxiety but not depression, following therapy. These findings suggest the usefulness of using the Denial subscale from the revised Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (COPE) as a predictor of outcome in group CBT for anxiety.
Keyword Anxiety
Cognitive behavior therapy
Coping
Depression
Outcome
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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