[1-Year follow-up of inpatient treatment in a psychosomatic rehabilitation clinic with either a psychoanalytic or behavior therapy oriented treatment].
Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 1999 Mar-Apr;49(3-4):114-30
Authors: Schulz H, Lotz-Rambaldi W, Koch U, Jürgensen R, Rüddel H
In a naturalistic setting, we studied the long-term effects of an inpatient treatment program at a psychosomatic rehabilitation clinic, where patients were assigned to a department with either a psychoanalytic or behavior therapeutic orientated treatment after one week of comprehensive diagnosis. The study is based on a self-developed questionnaire which gathers retrospective information in a broad spectrum of problem areas at the point of admittance and release (t0 and t1) as well as current assessments one year following treatment (t2). Additionally, a symptom checklist (Giessener Beschwerdebogen) and a questionnaire assessing depression (Allgemeine Depressionsskala) were prospectively employed at t0 and t2. We asked a consecutive sample of 376 patients to participate, of which 56% answered at t2. Despite limitations of the internal and external validity of the study, we were able to show that substantial improvements are maintained following treatment for both therapies at one-year follow-up, whereas only small difference are found between the outcomes of the two different schools implemented in the clinic.
PMID: 10373767 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]