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The effectiveness of psychological intervention in primary care: a comparative analysis of outcome ratings.

Authors
  • Espie, C A
  • White, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1986
Volume
36
Issue
288
Pages
310–312
Identifiers
PMID: 3735212
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A series of consecutively referred outpatients were independently rated, on a treatment outcome measure, by psychologists, general practitioners and the patients themselves. Statistical comparisons revealed high inter-rater agreement and indicated that 43% of the patients had reliably achieved either moderate or marked improvement and 75% had shown at least slight improvement. Favourable outcome was particularly associated with the psychological treatment of anxiety and stress disorders. These results are discussed with reference to previous reports.

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