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Agoraphobia: An Outreach Treatment Programme.
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PMID:  23017813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Background: Agoraphobia is disabling and clients find it hard to access effective treatment. Aims: This paper describes the development of an inexpensive service, delivered by trained volunteers in or near the client's own home. Method: We describe the development of the service, including selection, training and supervision. Outcomes were evaluated over 5 years, and compared with those available from the local psychology service. Results: Effect sizes on all measures were high. Benchmarking indicated that results on comparable measures were not significantly different from the local psychology service. As in many previous studies drop-out rate was fairly high. Conclusions: This model worked well, and was inexpensive and effective. Further research on long term outcome and methods of enhancing engagement is needed.
Authors:
Alison Croft; Ann Hackmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-1833     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Cogn Psychother     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9418292     Medline TA:  Behav Cogn Psychother     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, Oxford, UK.
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