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|Title: ||Role of self-efficacy, locus of control, and intellectual ability in guided self-help for depression, anxiety and stress|
|Authors: ||Hutchison, Douglas Robert|
|Supervisor(s): ||Laidlaw, Kenneth|
|Issue Date: ||18-Feb-2009|
|Publisher: ||The University of Edinburgh|
|Abstract: ||Objectives. To see whether a cognitive behavioural guided self-help approach can
reduce mental health symptoms, which patients might benefit most, and whether
such a treatment increases self-efficacy and internal locus of control.
Design. Repeated measures and correlational designs were used.
Methods. 173 patients were recruited at a cognitive behavioural guided self-help
clinic in Edinburgh, of which 97 completed the three-session intervention. Verbal
IQ was estimated with the National Adult Reading Test (NART). Measures of
emotional symptoms, self-efficacy and locus of control were taken before and after
treatment, with follow-up at one month and six months.
Results. Patients completing the intervention made favourable gains, which were
maintained at six months. Self-efficacy and locus of control measures were not
robustly correlated with mental health improvement, but did show pre- to posttreatment
changes in themselves.
Conclusions. Guided self-help appears to be a useful treatment option for those
with depression, anxiety and stress. The implications of the findings, the strengths
and limitations of the study, and areas for future research are discussed.|
|Keywords: ||guided self-help|
locus of control
|Appears in Collections:||School of Clinical Sciences thesis and dissertation collection|
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