Methods of Delivering Progress Feedback to Optimise Patient Outcomes: The Value of Expected Treatment Trajectories

Methods of Delivering Progress Feedback to Optimise Patient Outcomes: The Value of Expected... Whilst feedback is demonstrated to improve therapy outcomes, little attention has been given to the relative benefits of the form in which feedback is given. The present study aimed to compare patients’ perceptions of feedback graphs with and without expected treatment response trajectories. In a counter-balanced design, patients in 2-week CBT programs were shown feedback graphs with and without expected symptom trajectories; and were asked to complete questionnaire regarding the appeal after viewing the first graphs. Patients (n = 42) viewed feedback graphs and preferred those with trajectories present and perceived the additional detail helpful to both themselves and their therapists. The present findings support the appeal for and potential usefulness of richer feedback for facilitating discussion and positive outcomes in therapy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cognitive Therapy and Research Springer Journals

Methods of Delivering Progress Feedback to Optimise Patient Outcomes: The Value of Expected Treatment Trajectories

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Quality of Life Research; Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Psychology
ISSN
0147-5916
eISSN
1573-2819
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10608-017-9851-z
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Abstract

Whilst feedback is demonstrated to improve therapy outcomes, little attention has been given to the relative benefits of the form in which feedback is given. The present study aimed to compare patients’ perceptions of feedback graphs with and without expected treatment response trajectories. In a counter-balanced design, patients in 2-week CBT programs were shown feedback graphs with and without expected symptom trajectories; and were asked to complete questionnaire regarding the appeal after viewing the first graphs. Patients (n = 42) viewed feedback graphs and preferred those with trajectories present and perceived the additional detail helpful to both themselves and their therapists. The present findings support the appeal for and potential usefulness of richer feedback for facilitating discussion and positive outcomes in therapy.

Journal

Cognitive Therapy and ResearchSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 10, 2017

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