A pilot study of a self-help manual with minimal therapist contact in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Karina Lovell, David Ekers, Anne Fulford, Clare Baguley, Tim Bradshaw

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    Abstract

    Objectives: The two main aims of this pilot study was to (1) develop a self-help manual (facilitated by a therapist) for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder and (2) to investigate whether effective CBT for OCD can be delivered via a therapist-facilitated CBT self-help manual. Design: A pilot study using an uncontrolled repeated measures d esign. Setting: A specialist cognitive behaviour therapy department, West Hampshire NHS Trust. Participants: Seven consecutive clients referred to a CBT department whose main presenting difficulty was OCD, met inclusion criteria and agreed and consented to participate in the study. Main outcome measures: The main outcome measure was the Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Checklist (YBOC's) and a measure of depression and social functioning were administered at pre and post treatment and at 1-, 3-, and 6-month follow-up. Results: Results indicated good clinical outcome and nurses can deliver effective support to patients using a self-help manual with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Conclusions: Although the results are pr omising, further work is requiredwith larger numbers, longer follow-up and economic evaluation under controlled conditions. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)122-127
    Number of pages5
    JournalClinical Effectiveness in Nursing
    Volume8
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

    Keywords

    • Bibliotherapy
    • Cognitive behaviour therapy
    • Facilitated self-help
    • Nurses
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

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