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Conference Paper: Effects of a CBT based stress management program for teaching professionals augmented by complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approach

TitleEffects of a CBT based stress management program for teaching professionals augmented by complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approach
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Issue Date2016
PublisherOMICS International. The Journal's website is located at http://www.omicsonline.org/archive-psychology-psychotherapy-open-access.php
Citation
The 2016 International Conference on Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Philadelphia, PA., 13-14 June 2016. In Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy, 2016, v. 6 n. 3 suppl., p. 63 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: The present study aims to assess psychosomatic and physical effects of a CBT based stress management program augmented by CAMamong teaching professionals in Hong Kong. METHOD: A random controlled trial (RCT) was used to compare between CBT group (n =26) and the CBT-CAM group (n =30). Interventions were administered for 1.5 hours once a week for eight consecutive weeks. A self-administered questionnaire including perceived stress scale (PSS) and frequency of psychosomatic symptoms were measured at baseline (T1), immediate after the program (T2), and 4 weeks after the program (T3). Physical parameters were measured at T1 and T2. RESULTS: A reduction of 23% in PSS was observed in the CBT group, while the CBT-CAM group yielded 18% reductions in PSS from T1 to T3 [F(2,108)= 3.099; p=.049]. No significant interactions were observed in the frequency of psychosomatic symptoms and physical parameters. However, a significant downward time trend was observed (p<.001) and larger percentage changes in physical responses were shown in the CBT-CAM group than CBT group. CONCLUSION: Clinical evidence of both the CBT-CAM and CBT programs has been demonstrated in the current study and both approaches are easy to be self-implemented. The CAM technique might serve as an alternative choice for self-administered stress management to replace the additional time needed for professional follow-up contacts. It might further improve some physical responses such as handgrip strength and resting heart rate, which are associated with better psychosomatic health and better occupational stress management.
DescriptionOpen Access Journal
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/235266
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dc.contributor.authorTsang, HWH-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, WM-
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-14T13:52:14Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-14T13:52:14Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationThe 2016 International Conference on Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Philadelphia, PA., 13-14 June 2016. In Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy, 2016, v. 6 n. 3 suppl., p. 63-
dc.identifier.issn2161-0487-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/235266-
dc.descriptionOpen Access Journal-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The present study aims to assess psychosomatic and physical effects of a CBT based stress management program augmented by CAMamong teaching professionals in Hong Kong. METHOD: A random controlled trial (RCT) was used to compare between CBT group (n =26) and the CBT-CAM group (n =30). Interventions were administered for 1.5 hours once a week for eight consecutive weeks. A self-administered questionnaire including perceived stress scale (PSS) and frequency of psychosomatic symptoms were measured at baseline (T1), immediate after the program (T2), and 4 weeks after the program (T3). Physical parameters were measured at T1 and T2. RESULTS: A reduction of 23% in PSS was observed in the CBT group, while the CBT-CAM group yielded 18% reductions in PSS from T1 to T3 [F(2,108)= 3.099; p=.049]. No significant interactions were observed in the frequency of psychosomatic symptoms and physical parameters. However, a significant downward time trend was observed (p<.001) and larger percentage changes in physical responses were shown in the CBT-CAM group than CBT group. CONCLUSION: Clinical evidence of both the CBT-CAM and CBT programs has been demonstrated in the current study and both approaches are easy to be self-implemented. The CAM technique might serve as an alternative choice for self-administered stress management to replace the additional time needed for professional follow-up contacts. It might further improve some physical responses such as handgrip strength and resting heart rate, which are associated with better psychosomatic health and better occupational stress management.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherOMICS International. The Journal's website is located at http://www.omicsonline.org/archive-psychology-psychotherapy-open-access.php-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Psychology & Psychotherapy-
dc.titleEffects of a CBT based stress management program for teaching professionals augmented by complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approach-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, WM: cwming@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, WM=rp00896-
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.4172/2161-0487.C1.002-
dc.identifier.hkuros269984-
dc.identifier.volume6-
dc.identifier.issue3 suppl.-
dc.identifier.spage63-
dc.identifier.epage63-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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