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
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..View full abstract
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This work was supported by a NHMRC Project Grant [145760 to H.J. & P.M.]; a NHMRC Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellowship [628884 to K.A.]: and the Colonial Foundation. These funding sources had no role in the study design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of data, writing of the manuscript, or the decision to submit the paper for publication.