Readiness to change as a moderator of therapy outcome in patients with somatoform disorders.

@article{Heider2018ReadinessTC,
  title={Readiness to change as a moderator of therapy outcome in patients with somatoform disorders.},
  author={Jens Heider and Katharina K{\"o}ck and Matthias Sehlbrede and Annette Schroeder},
  journal={Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={
          722-733
        }
}
OBJECTIVE A considerable amount of patients with somatoform disorders do not benefit from psychotherapy as much as expected. Our aim was to explore whether readiness to change moderates the relationship between the intensity of symptoms and therapy outcome in the early stages of psychotherapy. METHOD 144 patients with somatoform disorders received an outpatient cognitive-behavioural intervention. Symptom intensity was measured with the Screening for Somatoform Disorders (SOMS-7). For… CONTINUE READING

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