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Document ID (ISN)111438
CIS number 11-0138
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kojima R., Fujisawa D., Tajima M., Shibaoka M., Kakinuma M., Shima S., Tanaka K., Ono Y.
Title Efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy training using brief e-mail sessions in the workplace: A controlled clinical trial
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.48, No.4, p.495-502. Illus. 24 ref.
Internet access Efficacy_of_cognitive_behavioral_therapy.pdf [in English]
Abstract This case-control study was conducted to evaluate the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) training in improving depression and self-esteem in workers. A total of 261 white-collar workers were assigned to either an intervention group (137) or to a control group (124). The intervention group was offered participation in a group session with CBT specialists and three e-mail sessions with occupational health care staff. Between-group differences in the change in Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) and Self-Esteem Scale from baseline to three months after the end of training were assessed by analysis of covariance. All subjects in the intervention group completed the group session and 114 (83%) completed the three e-mail sessions. CES-D score decreased by 2.21 points in the intervention group but increased by 0.12 points in the control group. However, between-group difference in change of self-esteem scores was not significant. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; depressive neurosis; mental health; health programmes; white-collar workers
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; case-control study; programme evaluation; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Workplace health promotion
Office work