Measuring Changes in Negative and Positive Thinking in Patients With Depression

Diane McNally Forsyth, Kathleen Poppe, Virginia Nash, Renato D. Alarcon, Simon Kung

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to describe changes in positive and negative thinking in adult inpatients with depression who attended an Advanced Practice Nurse-led Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group on 1 inpatient unit in a large medical center. Design and Methods: A descriptive design with a retrospective cohort chart review was conducted (n= 427). Positive and negative thinking were measured by the Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire at admission and at discharge. Findings and Practice Implications: A paired t-test revealed a significant change (p = .001) in both positive and negative thinking in the desired direction between admission and discharge. It is important to measure clinical improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-265
Number of pages9
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

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Keywords

  • Advanced practice nurse
  • ATQ
  • CBT
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

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  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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Measuring Changes in Negative and Positive Thinking in Patients With Depression. / Forsyth, Diane McNally; Poppe, Kathleen; Nash, Virginia; Alarcon, Renato D.; Kung, Simon.

In: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, Vol. 46, No. 4, 10.2010, p. 257-265.

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Forsyth, Diane McNally ; Poppe, Kathleen ; Nash, Virginia ; Alarcon, Renato D. ; Kung, Simon. / Measuring Changes in Negative and Positive Thinking in Patients With Depression. In: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 2010 ; Vol. 46, No. 4. pp. 257-265.
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