Online CBT for individuals with Christian beliefs: a pilot randomised controlled trial ; and Clinical Research Portfolio

Wiffen, Benjamin David Richard (2014) Online CBT for individuals with Christian beliefs: a pilot randomised controlled trial ; and Clinical Research Portfolio. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Objectives: To investigate proof of concept, feasibility and efficacy of an online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) intervention, modified to appeal to Christians who may be reluctant to access secular mental health services.
Methods: 52 volunteers with Christian beliefs experiencing low mood or anxiety were recruited (median age=46.5, 25% male) to a pilot randomised waiting-list controlled trial of an online Spiritually-integrated CBT resource, with assessments at baseline, 8 weeks and 12 weeks. Primary outcome measures addressed mood, anxiety and general functioning.
Results: No significant differences were found between groups on improvement of primary outcome measures, however there were non-significant trends in favour of those who had access to the course compared with waiting list control on all primary outcome measures.
Conclusion: Online CBT targeted at religious groups may be an effective and practical means of promoting evidence-based psychological interventions to individuals who may not otherwise access them.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: CBT, Christian, online CBT, computerised, RCT, Spiritually Integrated Therapy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Supervisor's Name: Williams, Professor Christopher
Date of Award: 2014
Depositing User: Mr Benjamin D R Wiffen
Unique ID: glathesis:2014-5551
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2014 12:57
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2014 14:47
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/5551

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