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A randomized controlled trial of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a brief intensified cognitive behavioral therapy and/or pharmacotherapy for mood and anxiety disorders: Design and methods.
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PMID:  22588010     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and mood disorders involve a high disease burden and are associated with high economic costs. A stepped-care approach intervention and abbreviated diagnostic method are assumed to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the mental healthcare and are expected to reduce economic costs. METHODS: Presented are the rationale, design, and methods of a two-armed randomized controlled trial comparing 'treatment as usual' (TAU) with a brief intensified cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and/or pharmacotherapy. Eligible participants (N=500) of five Dutch outpatient Mental Healthcare Centers are randomly assigned to either TAU or to the experimental condition (brief CBT and/or pharmacotherapy). Data on patients' progress and clinical effectiveness of treatment are assessed at baseline, post-treatment (3months after baseline), and at 6 and 12months post-treatment by Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM). Cost analysis is performed on the obtained data. DISCUSSION: Since few studies have investigated both the clinical and cost effectiveness of a stepped-care approach intervention and a shortened diagnostic ROM method in both anxiety and/or mood disorders within secondary mental health care, the results of this study might contribute to the improvement of (cost)-effective treatment options and diagnostic methods for these disorders.
Denise Meuldijk; Ingrid V E Carlier; Irene M van Vliet; M Elske van den Akker-Marle; Frans G Zitman
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contemporary clinical trials     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1559-2030     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101242342     Medline TA:  Contemp Clin Trials     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Psychiatry, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands.
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