Een groepsgewijze cognitief gedragstherapeutische training voor heterogene groepen met milde klachten

12/2009; 29(4):278-293. DOI: 10.1007/BF03087868

ABSTRACT Groepsgewijze cognitieve gedragstherapie (CGT) blijkt uit literatuuronderzoek even effectief als individuele CGT. Om wachtlijsten
en wachttijden te bekorten is een groepsgewijze CGT opgezet voor heterogene groepen patiënten met milde klachten. Hierbij
wordt gebruikgemaakt van basale cognitief-gedragstherapeutische technieken zoals exposure en het uitdagen en herformuleren
van gedachten. Ook de schema’s van Young komen aan bod. Door middel van een pilotonderzoek naar het effect van deelname aan
deze groepsgewijze CGT voor heterogene groepen is nagegaan of gecontroleerd onderzoek hiernaar geïndiceerd is.

Het effect van deelname hieraan werd onderzocht met betrekking tot klachten, kwaliteit van leven, geluk, klanttevredenheid
en ziekteverzuim. Deelname aan deze groepsgewijze CGT lijkt een positief effect te hebben op alle onderzochte variabelen.
Een gecontroleerd onderzoek naar het effect van genoemde training bij patiënten met milde (angst- en stemmings)klachten is
dus geïndiceerd.

Different studies indicate that cognitive behavioral therapy given either as an individual therapy or in a group, has similar
treatment effects on the individual patient. In order to shorten long waiting lists and waiting times, we developed a group
cognitive behavioral therapy for heterogeneous patient groups with mild complaints. Common cognitive behavioral techniques
such as exposure, inspecting and reformulating of cognitions are used. Also Young’s schemes were included in the treatment
protocol. We describe a pilot study that was performed to measure the treatment benefit of group cognitive behavior therapy
for heterogeneous groups. The following variables were measured to determine the treatment effect: complaints, quality of
life, happiness, satisfaction and absence through illness. Our results indicate that this cognitive behavioral therapy for
heterogeneous patient groups with mild (anxiety and mood) complaints seems to have a positive effect on all studied variables.
Based on these results a controlled study is warranted.

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