The evaluation of cognitive-behavioral group therapy on patient depression and self-esteem

Tsai Hwei Chen, Ru Band Lu, Ai Ju Chang, Da Ming Chu, Kuei Ru Chou

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We evaluated the impact of cognitive-behavioral group therapy on the depression and self-esteem of clinically depressed patients. This longitudinal study involved 26 experimental group patients who received 12 weeks of cognitive-behavioral group therapy and 25 comparison subjects. Two weeks before the study, immediately upon therapy completion, and 1 month later, all the participants underwent pretest, posttest, and follow-up, respectively. The experimental group patients experienced greater cognitive improvements (i.e., depression relief, self-esteem increase) as compared with the comparison group subjects. One month after therapy completion, the depressive symptoms and self-esteem of the experimental group patients remained slightly but significantly better than those of the comparison group subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of Psychiatric Nursing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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