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Evaluation of an adjustment group for people with multiple sclerosis: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
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PMID:  20026575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate a group treatment for people with multiple sclerosis and low mood. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with multiple sclerosis and low mood, scoring >7 on the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scales or >2 on the General Health Questionnaire 12. INTERVENTIONS: Participants either attended an adjustment group for six, 2-hour group treatment sessions or were on a waiting list to attend the group. OUTCOMES: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, General Health Questionnaire 12, Multiple Sclerosis Self Efficacy Scale, Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale and Short Form 36 administered 3 and 6 months after random allocation. RESULTS: Of the 219 patients identified, 100 (46%) reported depressive symptoms and 126 (58%) anxiety symptoms. Forty participants were recruited, aged 25-68 (mean 47.7 SD 9.7) and eight were men. Patients allocated to the group intervention reported fewer depressive symptoms than those in the control group (U 109.5, P<0.05) but there were no significant differences in anxiety symptoms, self-efficacy or quality of life. CONCLUSION: Depressive symptoms were reduced following group intervention, which suggests this may be an effective psychological treatment and warrants further evaluation.
A C Forman; N B Lincoln
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2009-12-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rehabilitation     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1477-0873     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Rehabil     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-08     Completed Date:  2010-06-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802181     Medline TA:  Clin Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Work, Health and Organisations, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Anxiety / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Cognitive Therapy*
Depression / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Middle Aged
Mood Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy*
Multiple Sclerosis / psychology*,  rehabilitation*
Patient Satisfaction
Pilot Projects
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Psychotherapy, Group / methods*
Self Efficacy
Single-Blind Method

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