Psychoedukation Angst bei stationären Patienten--Evaluation des kognitiv-verhaltenstherapeutischen Gruppenprogramms "PAsta".

Translated title of the contribution: Psychoeducation for in-patient anxiety--the evaluation of the cognitive behavioral group programme "PAsta"

E. Summ, H. Frieling, B. Gruss, Mark Kurt Stemmler, S. Bleich, J. Kornhuber

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BACKGROUND: The object of this study is to develop and evaluate a psychoeducational programme that has been specifically designed for in-patients who suffer from heterogenous anxiety disorders. METHOD: 28 in-patients participated in psychoeducational group sessions in addition to psychiatric treatment as usual (TAU). This group was compared to a group of 13 patients who had received TAU without the group sessions. Using a pre-post design, the two groups were compared in terms of illness knowledge, mental health and self-efficacy. RESULTS: Analysis of the results showed a significant increase in knowledge of anxiety among participants of the psychoeducational group (d = 0.80). The effect sizes from 0.12 - 0.60 indicate clinical relevant improvement in depressive and anxiety symptoms, and a tendency towards improved self-efficacy (d = 0.20). CONCLUSIONS: The main objective of the group programme was achieved; that is, it increased illness knowledge. Despite the short measurement period, the importance of the psychoeducational group programme in the treatment of acute in-patients was confirmed.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)139-145
Number of pages7
JournalFortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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