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The effects of an expectancy state on the fate of applications and psychotherapy in an outpatient setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7240103     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study describes an attempt to influence the outcome of outpatient psychotherapy by offering pretherapy information to application. The sample consisted of more than 1,300 applicants; the pretherapy information, in the form of a printed leaflet, was included with the application blank for alternate cases. The results suggest that the pretherapy information tended to discourage the completing of application blanks. Among those patients who eventually participated in psychotherapy, pretherapy information had no effect on the duration of treatment or on treatment outcomes as rated by the therapists. Incidentally, the data indicate that having health insurance has a strong, positive effect on the number of treatment interviews.
E E Levitt; W P Fisher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical psychiatry     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0160-6689     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-10     Completed Date:  1981-08-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801243     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adjustment Disorders / rehabilitation
Ambulatory Care
Mental Disorders / rehabilitation*
Neurotic Disorders / rehabilitation
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Personality Disorders / rehabilitation
Psychotherapy / methods*
Psychotic Disorders / rehabilitation
Set (Psychology)*

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