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Author(s):
Herschbach, Peter; Berg, Petra; Waadt, Sabine; Duran, Gabriele; Engst-Hastreiter, Ursula; Henrich, Gerhard; Book, Katrin; Dinkel, Andreas 
Title:
Group Psychotherapy of Dysfunctional Fear of Progression in Patients with Chronic Arthritis or Cancer 
Abstract:
Background: This study investigated the effectiveness of brief psychotherapeutic group interventions in reducing dysfunctional fear of disease progression (FoP). The interventions comprised either cognitive-behavioral group therapy or supportive-experiential group therapy. We tested whether these generic interventions would prove effective in different illness types. Methods: Chronic arthritis in- patients (n = 174) and cancer in-patients (n = 174), respectively, were randomized to receive one o...    »
 
Keywords:
Cancer; Chronic disease; Fear of progression; Group psychotherapy; Randomized controlled trial; Rheumatoid arthritis 
Journal title:
Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 
Year:
2010 
Journal volume:
79 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
31--38 
Publisher:
S. Karger AG 
Publisher address:
Basel, Switzerland 
Print-ISSN:
1423-0348 
E-ISSN:
1423-0348 
Notes:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.