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Title: The efficacy of problem solving therapy in reducing mental and physical health problems: A meta-analysis
Contributor(s): Malouff, John Michael  (author); Thorsteinsson, Einar Baldvin  (author)orcid ; Schutte, Nicola  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2007
DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2005.12.005
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Abstract: This paper describes a meta-analysis of 31 studies that examined the efficacy of problem solving therapy (PST). The meta-analysis, encompassing 2895 participants, showed that PST is significantly more effective than no treatment (d = 1.37), treatment as usual (d = 0.54), and attention placebo (d = 0.54), but not significantly more effective than other bona fide treatments offered as part of a study (d = 0.22). Significant moderators included whether the PST included problem-orientation training, whether homework was assigned, and whether a developer of PST helped conduct the study.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Clinical Psychology Review, 27(1), p. 46-57
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1873-7811
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920410 Mental Health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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