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The influence of well-being levels on treatment outcomes in patients with personality pathology undergoing inpatient group schema therapy

Wächtler, M.W. (2020) The influence of well-being levels on treatment outcomes in patients with personality pathology undergoing inpatient group schema therapy.

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Abstract:Background. Treating personality disorders (PD), remains a challenge to mental health care, with a subgroup of patients not responding sufficiently to treatment. Schema Therapy is one approach to treating PD. To forward knowledge on recovery and treatment success both levels of psychopathology and well-being as outcome measures are explored over the course of treatment with schema therapy, which is in accordance with the two continua model. It is hypothesized that levels of well-being before treatment have an influence on the process of recovery. Method. 106 patients completed the BSI, SMI, and MHC-SF pre-, intermediate, and post treatment, as well as at 6-month and long-term follow. The inpatient group schema therapy was designed to last one year. The data was approached with mixed model repeated measures analyses. Results and Discussion. The findings showed that those with higher well-being at baseline generally profited most from treatment. They hold the implication that promoting well-being, especially psychological well-being, for those showing low levels of well-being at the start of treatment, might increase treatment success for this group. This includes a lowered risk of relapse after treatment and stronger and more gradual improvements over time.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82487
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