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Group mindfulness-based intervention for distressing voices: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial

Group mindfulness-based intervention for distressing voices: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial
Group mindfulness-based intervention for distressing voices: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial
Group Person-Based Cognitive Therapy (PBCT) integrates cognitive therapy and mindfulness to target distinct sources of distress in psychosis. The present study presents data fromthe first randomised controlled trial investigating group PBCT in people distressed by hearing voices. One-hundred and eight participants were randomised to receive either group PBCT and Treatment As Usual (TAU) or TAU only. While there was no significant effect on the primary outcome, a measure of general psychological distress, results showed significant between-group
post-intervention benefits in voice-related distress, perceived controllability of voices and recovery. Participants in the PBCT group reported significantly lower post-treatment levels of depression, with this effect maintained at six-month follow-up. Findings suggest PBCT delivered over 12 weeks effectively impacts key dimensions of the voice hearing experience, supports meaningful behaviour change, and has lasting effects on mood.
Schizophrenia, Person-Based Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness, Group therapy, Distressing voices, randomised controlled trial
0920-9964
168-173
Chadwick, Paul
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Chadwick, Paul, Strauss, Clara, Jones, Anna-Marie, Kingdon, David, Ellett, Lyn, Dannahy, Laura and Hayward, Mark (2016) Group mindfulness-based intervention for distressing voices: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Schizophrenia Research, 175 (1-3), 168-173. (doi:10.1016/j.schres.2016.04.001).

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Abstract

Group Person-Based Cognitive Therapy (PBCT) integrates cognitive therapy and mindfulness to target distinct sources of distress in psychosis. The present study presents data fromthe first randomised controlled trial investigating group PBCT in people distressed by hearing voices. One-hundred and eight participants were randomised to receive either group PBCT and Treatment As Usual (TAU) or TAU only. While there was no significant effect on the primary outcome, a measure of general psychological distress, results showed significant between-group
post-intervention benefits in voice-related distress, perceived controllability of voices and recovery. Participants in the PBCT group reported significantly lower post-treatment levels of depression, with this effect maintained at six-month follow-up. Findings suggest PBCT delivered over 12 weeks effectively impacts key dimensions of the voice hearing experience, supports meaningful behaviour change, and has lasting effects on mood.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 April 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 14 April 2016
Published date: August 2016
Keywords: Schizophrenia, Person-Based Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness, Group therapy, Distressing voices, randomised controlled trial

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Local EPrints ID: 424931
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/424931
ISSN: 0920-9964
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Author: Paul Chadwick
Author: Clara Strauss
Author: Anna-Marie Jones
Author: David Kingdon
Author: Lyn Ellett
Author: Laura Dannahy
Author: Mark Hayward

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