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Individual Face-to-Face Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis : A Qualitative Study

Gottberg, K; Chruzander, C; Backenroth, G; Johansson, S; Ahlström, G LU and Ytterberg, C (2016) In Journal of Clinical Psychology 72(7). p.651-662
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate how people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience their participation in individual, face-to-face cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) aimed at alleviating depressive symptoms.

METHOD: Semistructured interviews with 12 participants were conducted after CBT and analyzed using qualitative content analysis.

RESULTS: Two main themes emerged: CBT as a demanding process and confronting everyday life after CBT with self-knowledge and well-being. The participants had gained strategies for handling feelings of depression and anxiety. The therapist was considered important for guiding them through the demanding therapy.

CONCLUSION: It is important to inform the participants of what CBT entails so that... (More)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate how people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience their participation in individual, face-to-face cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) aimed at alleviating depressive symptoms.

METHOD: Semistructured interviews with 12 participants were conducted after CBT and analyzed using qualitative content analysis.

RESULTS: Two main themes emerged: CBT as a demanding process and confronting everyday life after CBT with self-knowledge and well-being. The participants had gained strategies for handling feelings of depression and anxiety. The therapist was considered important for guiding them through the demanding therapy.

CONCLUSION: It is important to inform the participants of what CBT entails so that they are mentally prepared for the demanding process and can make the necessary adjustments in their daily life. Knowledge of MS among the therapists as well as collaboration with the multidisciplinary MS care may facilitate participation in CBT.

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0021-9762
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10.1002/jclp.22288
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  author       = {Gottberg, K and Chruzander, C and Backenroth, G and Johansson, S and Ahlström, G and Ytterberg, C},
  issn         = {0021-9762},
  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Journal of Clinical Psychology},
  title        = {Individual Face-to-Face Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis : A Qualitative Study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22288},
  volume       = {72},
  year         = {2016},
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