Changes in quality of life following group CBT for anxiety and depression in a psychiatric outpatient clinic

Oei, Tian Po and McAlinden, Niamh May (2014) Changes in quality of life following group CBT for anxiety and depression in a psychiatric outpatient clinic. Psychiatry Research, 220 3: 1012-1018. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2014.08.036


Author Oei, Tian Po
McAlinden, Niamh May
Title Changes in quality of life following group CBT for anxiety and depression in a psychiatric outpatient clinic
Journal name Psychiatry Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1872-7123
0165-1781
Publication date 2014-12-30
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.08.036
Open Access Status
Volume 220
Issue 3
Start page 1012
End page 1018
Total pages 7
Place of publication Shannon, County Clare Ireland
Publisher Elsevier Ireland Ltd
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract The present study examined the relationship between quality of life and symptom change following group CBT treatment for anxiety or depression in a psychiatric hospital outpatient setting. One hundred seventy seven outpatients undergoing eight sessions of group CBT for anxiety (n=124) or mood disorders (n=53) participated. The Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (Zung-SRDS), Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI), and Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) were administered at baseline and post-treatment. Additionally, the QOLI and SWLS scores of those who achieved reliable improvement or clinically significant symptom change were compared to those who experienced no reliable symptom improvement. There were significant changes across the QOLI, SWLS, BAI and Zung-SRDS outcome measures between baseline and post-treatment, with moderate to very large effect sizes observed. Patients with reliable or clinically significant change in their symptoms experienced significant increases in QOLI and SWLS scores when compared to those whose symptoms did not change reliably. Overall, in a psychiatric hospital outpatient setting, group CBT appeared to be successful in increasing quality of life and satisfaction with life in addition to reducing anxiety and depression symptoms.
Keyword Group psychotherapy
Anxiety disorders
Mood disorders
Cognitive therapy
Treatment outcome
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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