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dc.contributor.authorFriedli, K.
dc.contributor.authorKing, M. B.
dc.contributor.authorLloyd, M.
dc.contributor.authorHorder, J.
dc.identifier.citationFriedli , K , King , M B , Lloyd , M & Horder , J 1997 , ' Randomised controlled assessment of non-directive psychotherapy versus routine general-practitioner care ' , Lancet , vol. 350 , no. 9092 , pp. 1662-1665 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1053361
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 4a887d34-03c0-4619-9240-fff4315f69b8
dc.identifier.otherWOS: A1997YK21100010
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0031566841
dc.description.abstractBackground We compared the efficacy of and patients' satisfaction with general-practice-based psychotherapists with those of general practitioners in providing treatment to people with emotional difficulties. Methods We carried out a prospective, randomised, controlled trial of brief, non-directive psychotherapy and routine general-practice care. Therapists adhered to a nondirective Rogerian model of psychotherapy. Between one and 12 sessions of psychotherapy were given over 12 weeks in 14 general practices in north London, UK. Of 136 patients with emotional difficulties, mainly depression, 70 patients were randomly assigned to the therapist and 66 to the general practitioner. Depression, anxiety, other mental-disorder symptoms, and social adjustment were measured by self-report al baseline, 3 months, and 9 months. Patients' satisfaction was also measured by self-report at 3 and 9 months. Findings All patients improved significantly over time. There were no significant differences between the groups receiving brief psychotherapy and routine general-practitioner care. Patients assigned brief psychotherapy were more satisfied with the help they received than those assigned to the general practitioner at both 3 and 9 months' follow-up (mean scores on satisfaction scale 50.9 [SD 7.9] vs 44.4 [9.8] and 45.6 [9.4] vs 37.1 11.2], respectively). Interpretation General-practitioner care is as effective as brief psychotherapy for patients usually referred by doctors to practice-based psychotherapists. Patients with emotional difficulties prefer brief psychotherapy from a counsellor to care from their general practitioner.en
dc.titleRandomised controlled assessment of non-directive psychotherapy versus routine general-practitioner careen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Lifespan and Chronic Illness Research
dc.contributor.institutionHealth Services and Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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