Effect van zelfhulphandleidingen voor angststoornissen in de eerstelijnszorg

Translated title of the contribution: Efficacy of self-help manuals for anxiety disorders in primary care: A systematic review

Christine Van Boeijen, Joan Boeke, Patricia Van Oppen*, Nettie Blankenstein, Ammani Cherpanath, Richard Van Dyck, Ton Van Balkom

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this investigation was to review studies of the effectiveness of self-help manuals for treating anxiety disorders in primary care. Methods: Six identified randomised controlled trials were systematically reviewed. The articles were coded for quality variables as well as outcome. Results: The studies reviewed showed differences with respect to methodological quality, measurements used and size of the study population. Despite these differences, global results suggest that a self-help manual is an effective treatment option for primary care patients with anxiety disorders. The more time spent on guidance in the use of the self-help manual the greater its effectiveness. Conclusion: Treatment of anxiety disorders using a self-help manual may be effective in primary care. Data are lacking on the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of these manuals.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)182-186
Number of pages5
JournalHuisarts en Wetenschap
Volume49
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006

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Van Boeijen, C., Boeke, J., Van Oppen, P., Blankenstein, N., Cherpanath, A., Van Dyck, R., & Van Balkom, T. (2006). Effect van zelfhulphandleidingen voor angststoornissen in de eerstelijnszorg. Huisarts en Wetenschap, 49(4), 182-186.