Journal article

Patient predictors of symptom and functional outcome following cognitive behaviour therapy or befriending in first-episode psychosis

Kelly Allott, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Eoin J Killackey, Sarah Bendall, Patrick D McGorry, Henry J Jackson

SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for many, but not all, individuals with psychosis. An important goal is identifying individuals more likely to benefit from CBT to ensure appropriate delivery. The current study aimed to examine patient-related predictors of symptom and functional outcome following CBT and Befriending in first-episode psychosis (FEP). METHOD: Our original randomized controlled trial compared 14 weeks of CBT (n=31) and Befriending (n=31) in FEP (Jackson et al. 2008). A series of regressions were conducted separately for each group to examine demographic, cognitive, symptoms/illness and functioning variables in predicting positive symptoms..

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