Tre nya artiklar om KBT


I ett tidigare blogginlägg berättade jag att Högskolan Evidens nyligen har inlett forskning om kognitiv beteendeterapi (KBT) och kunde dessutom stolt uppvisa den första KBT-artikeln, nämligen:

Ingvarsson, T., Nordén, T., & Norlander, T. (2014). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: A case study on experiences of healthy behaviors by clients in psychiatric care. Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 3, 390-402. Doi: 10.4236/ojmp.2014.35041

Nu kan vi glädjas över ytterligare två nya artiklar om KBT!


Den andra KBT-artikeln handlar om en spännande metod, PCBH-metoden, som går ut på att man genom korta men tidigt genomförda interventioner på vårdcentraler får mycket intressanta resultat. För första gången har metoden utvärderats i Sverige.  Här är referensen:


Angantyr, K., Rimner, A., Nordén, T., & Norlander, T. (2015). Primary care behavioral health (PCBH) model of integrated care: An evaluation from perspectives of treatment results, client satisfaction and gender.  Social Behavior and Personality, 43, 287-302. Doi: 10.2224/sbp.2015.43.2.287


Och här är Abstract:


We examined clients’ satisfaction and gender differences in relation to the outcome parameters of the Primary Care Behavioral Health model of integrated care. The model has been shown to be effective in minimizing symptoms and increasing levels of functioning with regard to different mental health concerns. Participants were 54 clients (22 men and 32 women) who received a psychology consultation in accordance with the model, at 1 of 3 primary care centers located in southwest Sweden. Results indicated minimized symptoms and increased levels of functioning and clients felt a high degree of satisfaction with the consultations with the psychologists. There were no gender differences found regarding treatment results or satisfaction with the treatment.


Den tredje KBT-artikeln handlar om brukare inom primärvården, som tidigare drabbats av återkomande återfall i depression, upplever sig hjälpta av mindfulness. Här är referensen:


Lilja, J. L., Broberg, M., Norlander, T., & Broberg, A. G. (2015). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: Primary care patients’ experiences of outcomes in everyday life and relapse prevention. Psychology, 6, 464-477. Doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.64044


Och här är Abstract:


The concept of mindfulness has attracted a growing body of research within behavioural medicine over the last decade. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) has been developed to prevent relapse among people who suffer recurrent depression. Studies show impressive results, with a decrease in the risk of relapse of up to 50%. However, primary care patients’ own experiences and MBCT’s effectiveness as a relapse program and aid to their ability to deal with everyday life remain relatively unexplored. The aim of the study, therefore, was to examine how primary care patients with recurrent depression perceive the usefulness of MBCT in preventing relapse. Nineteen patients who had participated in a MBCT program for recurrent depression within a primary care setting were interviewed 12 months after treatment. Qualitative thematic analysis was used to identify, analyse, and report patterns in the interviews. Analysis suggests two overarching themes, “Strategies for remission” and “Personal development”. This study brings new information about what participants in MBCT classes describe as the most useful interventions for relapse prevention. The formal and informal meditation exercises focused on the body and the breath were described as the most important strategies for remission and the mindfulness practice gave the participants an enhanced self-knowledge that helped them to better deal with everyday stress and interpersonal functioning. The findings also indicate that traditional cognitive behavioural interventions, such as behaviour activation and establishing a maintenance plan, might not be as essential

to relapse prevention as formerly thought.