Journal article

Stress management groups in general practice - A pilot randomised trial

Helen Malcolm

AUSTRALIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Stress management delivered to groups of psychologically stressed patients effectively decreases their distress. This study investigated the effects of stress management delivered by Australian general practitioners. METHOD: In a pilot randomised controlled trial, stress management was provided to a group of 11 patients whose outcomes were compared with another six patients acting as wait listed controls. Standard psychological questionnaires were administered before the course and 1 week and 2 months after. RESULTS: At 1 week there were significant improvements in intervention group scores compared to controls in two out of 6 measures: the Positive and Negative Affect Scales. At..

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