Development and Validation of the Glasgow Intrusive Thoughts Inventory (GITI): A New Measure for the Assessment of Pre-Sleep Cognitive Intrusions

Harvey, Karen J (2001) Development and Validation of the Glasgow Intrusive Thoughts Inventory (GITI): A New Measure for the Assessment of Pre-Sleep Cognitive Intrusions. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This paper explores patients' reasons for attending their clinical psychology appointments. Forty patients attending their initial appointment completed a questionnaire designed from previous research on non-attendance. Using a categorisation system and responses to individual questionnaire items, results were analysed descriptively for the whole sample, and according to age, gender, and disorder. Patients' "perception of their problem" was found to be very important in their decision to attend, and remained so when analysed by age, gender, and disorder. Male participants considered "support from significant others" important in their decision to attend, with their GP's reaction to their problem being particularly important. Rank ordering of individual items revealed similarities between subgroups, with the most important items associated with attendance being the effect on ones' life, the severity, and duration of the problem. Results are discussed in relation to previous research and suggestions for future research highlighted.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Colin Espie
Keywords: Clinical psychology, Quantitative psychology
Date of Award: 2001
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2001-76023
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 17:06
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 17:06
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76023

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