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Type: Journal article
Title: Efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy for the management of psychological outcomes following spinal cord injury : A meta analysis
Author: Dorstyn, D.
Mathias, J.
Denson, L.
Citation: Journal of Health Psychology, 2011; 16(2):374-391
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1359-1053
1461-7277
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Diana Dorstyn, Jane Mathias and Linley Denson
Abstract: This meta-analysis evaluated the impact of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) on the psychological adjustment of adults with spinal cord injury (SCI). A comprehensive search of six electronic databases identified 10 studies (424 participants) that met the inclusion criteria. Pre- and post-data for participants who received CBT were pooled and analyzed. Large and significant group differences were noted for measures of assertiveness, coping, self-efficacy, depression and quality of life. These data suggest that CBT has a significant positive impact on short-term psychological outcomes following SCI. However, further research is needed to establish the long-term benefits
Keywords: Humans; Spinal Cord Injuries; Treatment Outcome; Adaptation, Psychological; Depression; Cognitive Therapy; Adult; Middle Aged; Female; Male
Rights: Copyright © 2010 SAGE Publications
RMID: 0020104803
DOI: 10.1177/1359105310379063
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